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Severe UnfairnessPlay
Understand that 'persecute' implies harsh and continuous mistreatment, not a single or mild incident. SlideActivists are often persecuted for challenging the status quo.
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Intolerance AspectPlay
'Persecute' often involves intolerance towards someone's identity or beliefs. SlideJournalists in the region are persecuted for exposing the truth.
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Historical UsagePlay
Historically, 'persecute' has been used in context of grave injustices, especially in religious or ethnic conflicts. SlideMany minority groups were persecuted throughout history.