victimise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v victimise punish unjustly
    • v victimise make a victim of "I was victimized by this con-man"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Victimise to make a victim of: to cheat
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. victima, a beast for sacrifice, adorned with the fillet—vincīre, to bind.

Usage

In literature:

How well you endured being victimised!
"Henrietta's Wish" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I was wrong, but I was also victimised.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
Many princes, filled with wrath, have been victimised before the fire (of their enemies' wrath).
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
But he contrived to attach two clever rascals to himself, who helped to prolong the fraud and to victimise the public.
"Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton" by Anonymous
I always victimise a lion when I meet one.
"The Astonishing History of Troy Town" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Thanks for the good intention, but I can't let you be victimised any more.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
I was born to be victimised, so I submit to the decrees of Fate.
"The Gorilla Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
The whole of the guests victimised were compatriots of their host.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
It is believed to victimise chiefly willow-warblers.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
So I have not been victimising you this afternoon, you are sure?
"Robin Redbreast" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
These parsons are used to being victimised and are known not to be too harsh upon the delinquent.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, September 2nd, 1914" by Various
All my pity and sympathy go to the victimised, not to the victimisers.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
Often the weak victimise the strong.
"The New Warden" by Mrs. David G. Ritchie
It's quite enough for one of us to be victimised.
"What a Man Wills" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
She assented, and he led her out of the box, poor victimised Tom following with her duenna, who was the daily governess at No.
"Beatrice Boville and Other Stories" by Ouida
To come to facts now, Paul, I have tried to victimise you from the beginning.
"The Beautiful Miss Brooke" by Louis Zangwill
He has either betrayed us or been victimised.
"First Person Paramount" by Ambrose Pratt
Have the majority of mankind, who are thus victimised, no remedy against this horrid order of things?
"Religion In The Heavens" by Logan Mitchell
As soon as I find myself caught in the rain or victimised by a passion, I shan't be afraid of falling in love or getting wet.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
To be arraigned by the victimiser!
"Prince Charlie" by Burford Delannoy
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In poetry:

Whene'er I read some savage tale
Of punishment devised
By tyrants in an olden day,
When serfs were victimised,
I reverently tell myself:-
"Thank God, we're civilised!"
"The Age of Reason" by C J Dennis
Still, when I read some savage tale
Of punishment devised
By tyrants of an olden day,
When serfs were victimised,
I feel it in my heart to say -
"Thank God, we're civilised."
"The Age of Reason" by C J Dennis

In news:

French wealthy ' feel victimised by tax'.
French wealthy 'feel victimised by tax'.
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