Definition of persecuted:
- punished (part of speech: verb)
The poets, who are on a low level of thought with the public, in writing poems against such individuals or the ideas or cause represented by them, are not poets to those who support the persecuted individual or his ideas.- "The Literature of Ecstasy", Albert Mordell.
- "London to Ladysmith via Pretoria", Winston Spencer Churchill.
- "Plays: Lady Frederick, The Explorer, A Man of Honor", William Somerset Maugham.