Sentence Examples


  • Formerly giraffes were found in large herds, but persecution has reduced their number and led to their extermination from many districts.
  • So he presided at the trial of John Claydon, Skinner and citizen of London, who after five years' imprisonment at various times had made public abjuration before the late archbishop, Arundel, but now was found in possession of a book in English called The Lanterne of Light, which contained the heinous heresy that the principal cause of the persecution of Christians was the illegal retention by priests of the goods of this world, and that archbishops and bishops were the special seats of antichrist.
  • Soon afterwards he made the acquaintance of Lycinna, about whom we know little beyond the fact that she subsequently excited the jealousy of Cynthia, and was subjected to all her powers of persecution (vexandi).
  • But persecution raged, especially against the pastors.
  • Podébrad's persecution of the newly-founded community of the Bohemian brethren is certainly a blemish on his career.

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