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.
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.