過去式：persecuted 過去分詞：persecuted 現在分詞：persecuting
1. subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs
2. harass or annoy (someone) persistently
The Jews have been persecuted since Roman period. Not long after the Jews arrived in...
...religion was different from the main religion in England where they were persecuted. 如果不用because的話： The religion of the Pilgrims who came...
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