After being forced to fly next to this leper, their disgust is palpable.
I read a little more than they did, so I could say, “Touch me not, leper!”
A Prior—usually a leper—and a number of Priests were attached to each house.
Cass, the teller, certainly shunned him as he would a leper.
Hence it was that for the last fifteen years he had been living boxed up in his household like in a leper's cell.
Money is a disease that he spreads when he walks, like the scales that fall from a leper.
As to whether this home was identical with the house of Simon the leper, the scriptural record does not state.
No; he must himself warn Dom Diego that he was a leper—a pariah.
Vasukeyasi is proprietor of the stone; he is not a leper, but Kaliova, who also has a vested right in it, is.
Uzziah had died a leper, his brilliant history ended in disgrace.
"one afflicted with leprosy," late 14c., from Late Latin lepra, from Greek lepra "leprosy," from fem. of lepros (adj.) "scaly," from leops "a scale," related to lepein "to peel," from lopos "a peel," from PIE root *lep- "to peel, scale" (see leaf (n.)). Originally the word for the disease itself (mid-13c.); because of the -er ending it came to mean "person with leprosy," so leprosy was coined 16c. from adjective leprous.
leper lep·er (lěp'ər)
One who has leprosy.