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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PARIAH

An Artaud, their ancestor, had come hither and settled like a pariah in this waste.

Him did that Pariah's soul attract from heaven even to earth to save it.

No; he must himself warn Dom Diego that he was a leper—a pariah.

To be the Pariah of such a society was indeed a most distinctive infamy.

The barriers passed, your pariah gentleman can be the completest blackguard of them all.

There is one pariah in our France of the present day, and that is the schoolmaster.

Prove to her by your demeanour that you consider her a slave, and she will become your pariah.

I caught up the pariah and warmed its shivering body in my 329arms.

If a chitty fails, he is driven out of the caste and becomes a pariah.

It was as though an elephant had been worried by a pariah cur.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Portuguese paria or directly from Tamil paraiyar, plural of paraiyan "drummer" (at festivals, the hereditary duty of members of the largest of the lower castes of southern India), from parai "large festival drum." "Especially numerous at Madras, where its members supplied most of the domestics in European service" [OED]. Applied by Hindus and Europeans to any members of low Hindu castes and even to outcastes. Extended meaning "social outcast" is first attested 1819.

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