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noun. ['ˌpɝːsəˈkjuːʃən'] the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion).
- persecutio (Latin)
- persequor (Latin)
Rhymes with Persecution
How do you pronounce persecution?
Pronounce persecution as ˌpərsəˈkjuʃən.
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Sentences with persecution
1. Noun, singular or mass
Gray wolves have often lived under persecution; they came into conflict with humans because they preyed on livestock.
Quotes about persecution
1. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
- George Orwell, 1984
2. Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.
- Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason
3. Churches thrive on martyrdom and persecution.
- Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land