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Noun
Hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of one's background or beliefs
“To escape from persecution, the Gnostics and other heretics retired to the deserts.”
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The act or harassing or bullying someone
“Failing to find any joy in her impoverished home and school life, this pattern continued at work where she became the target of persecution by her workmates, for reasons which are left unexplained.”
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An instance of fierce public criticism or opposition
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Severe suffering, difficulty or privation
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A riot aimed at persecution or massacre of a particular ethnic or religious group
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The act of enslaving or the state of being a slave
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An indifference to suffering, or pleasure in inflicting suffering
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Violent or forcible action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will
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The suffering of death on account of adherence to the one's faith, beliefs or cause
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An unjust, dishonest, or immoral act
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