Synonyms for persecuted

Grammar : Verb
Spell : pur-si-kyoot
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɜr sɪˌkyut

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Définition of persecuted

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "to oppress for the holding of a belief or opinion," from Middle French persécuter "pursue, torment, open legal action" (14c.), from Latin persecutus, past participle of persequi "to pursue" (see persecution). Related: Persecuted; persecuting.
  • verb wrong, torment
Example sentences :
  • The blessed Savior was persecuted in his very infancy and had to be hid by his parents.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • You must always be a true knight for the persecuted and unprotected.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • If they have hated me they will hate you also; if they have persecuted me they will persecute you.'
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Is it true that you are persecuted by this knave's addresses?'
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • The guard treated him unfairly, lied about him to the warden, lost his credits, persecuted him.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • He persecuted Vigilius: he deposed his own patriarch Eutychius.
  • Extract from : « The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI » by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
  • But how was I to know that Strickland Morley was a persecuted saint?
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And for twelve long months he persecuted me with his attentions.
  • Extract from : « The Golden Woman » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • The inhabitants were generally Protestants, and Philip persecuted them cruelly.
  • Extract from : « Queen Elizabeth » by Jacob Abbott
  • Badges of honor; since to be persecuted is nobler than to persecute.
  • Extract from : « Dreamers of the Ghetto » by I. Zangwill

Antonyms for persecuted

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