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persecute someone for something

to harass or repress someone for something. They were persecuting the native people for being underdeveloped. They were persecuted for being simple and unsuspecting.
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It persecutes a principle; it would whip a right; it would tar and feather justice, by inflicting fire and outrage upon the houses and persons of those who have these.
This is why they persecute the Christians of the Orient and the minorities," he added, remarking that France was mobilised to provide humanitarian assistance to those being persecuted.
I CANNOT understand how "God's Chosen People", who were so horrendously persecuted during the 1930s, could possibly bring themselves to persecute innocent civilians in Gaza.
com/2013/01/criticizing-islam-considered-national-security-threat/) said the reason he left Islam was because he "realized that what I was following for 26 years of my life is not a religion but in reality is a political dictatorship which persecutes and teaches to persecute through the orders and teaching of a self-proclaimed prophet (Muhammad).
There's a cynicism out there, Cynicism is winning over idealism right now" - Actor George Clooney "You stand a better chance of earnest representation if you are a hedgehog than if you are a persecuted Christian" Former Tory Minister Ann Widdecombe, above, accuses the Prime Minister of not being tough on foreign governments which persecute Christians "You should not change history in order to titillate" Actor Edward Fox, who did not attend the premiere of W.
You stand a better chance of earnest representation if you are a hedgehog than if you are a persecuted Christian" - Former Tory Minister Ann Widdecombe accuses the Prime Minister of not being tough on foreign governments which persecute Christians.
Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Gingrich also signaled his approval of British rules allowing the holding of suspects without charge for several weeks and said he thinks there needs to be a Geneva-convention-type agreement defining which people the government can persecute without oversight.
Jesus began the conversation by asking, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?
Jesus told us to "Rejoice and be exceedingly glad when people shall revile you and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake, for so persecuted they the prophets before you.
Societies that are open, allow dissent, and do not persecute religious minorities, flourish.
If we catch a Wahabbi activating here in Iraq, we put him in prison and persecute him.
I love you, my brothers, like the leftists, even though they also persecute us.
Urination itself was clearly a preoccupation: yellow streams of piss accented the predominant blue of The Lemonade Stand, 1994; a father obliviously urinated into a hat held out by a child as the mother adjusted his tie in Father Pissing, 1994; and a line of Amazonian women who waited for the loo in postures of pained restraint, male plumbing as much as female biology conspiring to persecute women for their lack
IWOULD never persecute anyone for their beliefs, especially Christians, as I've been persecuted most of my life, because of my sexuality.