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Words related to witch-hunter

someone who identifies and punishes people for their opinions

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But the apolitical Peter soon finds out that the House Un-American Activities Committee, in its tireless quest to root out Hollywood Communists, has his name on a list, and he'd better testify before the witch-hunters and give up names of his own if he wants to keep working.
Some of his non-nuclear activities were hardly more appealing, most infamously his betrayal, through damning testimony, of his colleague and friend Robert Oppenheimer when the witch-hunters went after him in 1954--an act for which many old friends and colleagues never forgave him.
She refutes the claim that witch-hunters received many of their ideas about witchcraft from the stage and also suggests, unfortunately without much evidence, that the dramatic presentation of witchcraft may have contributed to the growth of popular skepticism in the latter seventeenth century.
The failure of normally open-minded people to protect religious pluralism has allowed contemporary witch-hunters to declare open season on marginal religions or 'cults,'" writes James R.
Vamp-lit's newest recruit serves up a bloody tale of zombie students, gorgeous FBI agents and killjoy witch-hunters.