Word of the Day: Persecute


per-se-cute / pûr-sĭ-kyo͞ot


1. to harass or oppress, particularly due to race, religion, or beliefs

Many are destined to reason wrongly; others, not to reason at all; and others, to persecute those who do reason.

Voltaire, 1694 – 1778

2. to constantly bother; to pester

To persecute the unfortunate is like throwing stones on one fallen into a well.

Chinese Proverb