So the idea of being misrepresented or persecuted is not new.
Now the church consists of people who only talk about how ‘we were persecuted’—even though they never were.
The Church has suffered since the beginning, the argument goes, and we are persecuted now as we have always been.
persecuted is a ludicrously mushy political thriller, but the fact that it can find an audience is downright terrifying.
Only those who have been persecuted or fallen victim to tyranny know the rare virtue that was the elemental dust of his make up.
The triumph of persecuted virtue and the punishment of wickedness invariably crown the story.
It is over at least for the time that we are poor and persecuted.
He was not, indeed, at all willing to be persecuted, and would no doubt have at once withdrawn anything they wished.
What can a soldier, and a Pretorian, want with the persecuted Christians, if not to destroy them?
Under this title we are persecuted, and peaceable citizens are sacrificed on the altars of their country!
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.