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victim

noun casualty, complainant, complaining wittess, hostia, injured, prey, quarry, sufferer, target, unfortuuate person, unlucky person, victima
See also: cadaver, captive, corpse, object, patient, subject
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One needs to understand this, and the underlying sense of victimhood and persecution first at the hands of Sunni Mohamedans and then at the hands of the British and Americans, to get a balanced view of attitudes towards foreigners and nuclear status shared by all Iranians.
Instead of teaching women to wallow in victimhood, she urges and enables them to overcome the seriously corrupted fallen human nature, which they share in full equality with men.
The point is not to reiterate the complicated dynamics of Pakistan-Afghanistan and Pakistan-US bilateral ties; it is to show that both Pakistan and Afghanistan seem to have subscribed to narratives of victimhood.
As might be expected, chapters on "Prometheus," "The Prisoner of Chillon," Manfred and Cain elaborate on the psychology of victimhood which Byron undoubtedly developed as he produced his gallery of antiheroes.
Isolated young Muslim men were more "prone to the poisonous narrative of separateness and victimhood that can lead to extremism," he said, and warned Arab nations to address the issue sooner than later.
Instead they've sent the Dons into a vicious circle of victimhood.
Clearly, it's wrong to sack an employee simply because they can no longer limbo dance, but the outpouring of goodwill that O'Reilly's victory sparked on Twitter takes the biscuit for feminist victimhood.
The Spectator magazine, edited by MP Johnson, said Liverpool wallowed in victimhood.
In the field, this term has moved away from the concept of helplessness and victimhood.
He can either cower behind the camouflage of victimhood, or confront reality.
LordJones,who infuriatedtheLabour hierarchy by refusing to join the party duringanoftenstormy tenureasMinister, called for anend to "HarrietHarman economics" of funding victimhood, and adoption of an American-style presidential political system.
That's why "Enough To Go Around: Searching for Hope in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Darfur" by writer and photojournalist Chip Duncan is such a welcome documentary showcasing men and women, although having to reside in refugee camps and/or who have had family members slain, yet refuse to give in to victimhood but hold out hope and endurance and simple acts of kindness.