But, then, lacking a solid core, projectors like Gingrich secretly lust after the identities of the people they persecute.
We are also keenly aware of the fact that states routinely use a wide range of charges to persecute the press.
Yet one of the things it has oppressed is the desire of local majorities to persecute local minorities.
Putin would use such a treaty to persecute innocent Russians who have escaped his grasp by fleeing the country.
Not because I think that Obama called Doug Shulman into his office to tell him to persecute the Tea Party.
“Implacable fate does not tire to persecute me,” he replied.
Pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
Forsaken and forgotten, thy children owe thee no duty, no obedience; thou canst bring forward no plea to persecute thy child.
With your lying tongue you have changed her into a demon to persecute me!
We all made a frightful mistake, they say, in daring to arrest and persecute this most distinguished and honorable citizen.
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.