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leper

a person who has leprosy
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leper

[′lep·ər]
(medicine)
A person afflicted with Hansen's disease.
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References in classic literature ?
As she opened the door he smelt the sickly sweet smell which makes the neighbourhood of the leper nauseous.
At that time there was no rigid sequestration on the islands, and lepers, if they chose, were allowed to go free.
He had had the fever in a secret colony of thirty lepers on one of the Hawaiian Islands.
"I never dreamed of lepers. When I deserted the schooner and landed on the beach, I headed inland for some place of hiding.
They were as dogs, wild beasts, lepers, and no soul that valued its hope of eternal life would throw it away by meddling in any sort with these rebuked and smitten outcasts.
On the theme of representing inner thought and conflicts, Pig's Bone and Leper's Hands narrates the lives of different residents of a tower in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
THE scale of the scourge of leprosy in the medieval North East was outlined to volunteers for a project to excavate a suspected leper hospital.
FORMER Lazio star Fabio Liverani has accused the Serie A giants of treating Goran Pandev like a leper.
Some historians argue that a leper was someone, who along with other minority groups of the medieval world, was "excluded from Christian society;" essentially an enemy who was treated accordingly by the general public.
THREE international groups have come together to present a resolution to the Pope against the use of the word ' leper', especially in sermons.
Would Mr Crines also like to see those who smoke banished into a leper colony, beaten with a birch twig so they cannot contaminate any more of the perfect society that Mr Crines inhabits!
The 'Homeless Leper Asylum' (today better known as the Acworth Municipal Hospital for Leprosy), was established in 1890 to mitigate the nuisance caused by 'leper' beggars infesting the streets and public places in Bombay, by confining them to a shelter (Figure 2).