Definition of witch-hunt in English:
A campaign directed against a person or group holding views considered unorthodox or a threat to society: he claimed he was the victim of a media witch-hunt
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- In the early Cold War Era, amid anti-Communist witch-hunts and nuclear threats, most American humorists followed the safe path of presenting apolitical consensus-oriented material.
- However, during the McCarthy-era anti-communist witch-hunts he was once again named as a risk to national security by an informer who described him as ‘an active and fanatical Stalinist’.
- However, he had outspoken left-wing political sympathies and at the time of the anti-Communist witch-hunts in the 1940s and 1950s he was dogged by various investigating committees.
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- We are an integral part of this society, and have been for decades, and are not some kind of alien institution put in place to pursue foreign agendas and witch-hunting of Government.
- But this doesn't stop the witch-hunting, because witch-hunting does not work by logic, but by ill-will, venom and bias.
- There's no question the director, a Dane named Benjamin Christensen, wants to slam witch-hunting in this movie.
Definition of witch-hunt in:
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