delusions of persecution

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n delusions of persecution a delusion (common in paranoia) that others are out to get you and frustrate and embarrass you or inflict suffering on you; a complicated conspiracy is frequently imagined
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Usage

In literature:

Especially is this true of those laboring under delusions of persecution.
"A Mind That Found Itself" by Clifford Whittingham Beers
Delusions of persecution, hallucinations of sight or hearing, systematized in character, are almost never encountered in epilepsy.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
Delusions are always present, and very frequently are those of persecution.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Delusions of persecution were also noted.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
For some reason, this delusion of persecution is far safer for Harry Scott than facing what he really found out.
"The Dark Door" by Alan Edward Nourse
Gambling czars with delusions of non-persecution?
"That Sweet Little Old Lady" by Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
All this talk about guilt suggested some sort of inverted delusions of persecution.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Paranoiacs commonly have delusions of persecution and of a conspiracy among their relatives or their associates or rivals.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
Delusions of grandeur and of persecution are typical.
"The Great Gray Plague" by Raymond F. Jones
The alcoholic hallucinations are visual and auditory, and we find delusions of persecution, especially of a sexual nature.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
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In news:

Over the course of the 20th century, fantasies of persecution became the defining modern delusion, suggest a pair of studies on long-term trends in psychosis .
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