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leper

 [lep´er]
a person with leprosy; a term now in disfavor.

lep·er

(lep'ĕr), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
A person who has leprosy.
[G. lepra]

leper

/lep·er/ (lep´er) a person with leprosy; a term now in disfavor.

leper

(lĕp′ər)
n.
1. A person affected by leprosy.
2. A person who is avoided by others; a pariah.

leper

[lep′ər]
Etymology: Gk, lepis, scaly
an outdated term for a person afflicted with leprosy (Hansen's disease).

lep·er

(lep'ĕr)
A person who has leprosy.
[G. lepra]

leper

A person suffering from leprosy (HANSEN'S DISEASE).
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This is what we call 'pakikipag-kapwa,' the act of reaching out and touching the leper is a powerful image of Christ telling the leper-an outcast of society-and us that we all have a shared humanity.
And Jesus, moved with compassion and mercy, does exactly what the leper asks for.
Jesus Himself was amazingly daring, letting the leper get near Him and entering into an exchange with Him.
This leper has to go home after so long to people who simply haven't had his experience--not just of being ostracized but of being set astonishingly free.
There might be an argument for general morality, but then why not go and find a one-legged leper who is being abused locally, closer to home, and use the opportunity to fix things?
She has reintegrated many former lepers into society and made them useful beings.
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12) The medieval leper testified to an integrity of body and soul shared by all; given world enough and time, the "foule drosse" of sin would mark the "faire skinne" of all sinners.
It also proceeded from a sense that the convergence of the narrator's music and that of the leper is both fusion and fission.
There is the possibility it could be a leper hospital although I have not seen any convincing documentary evidence.
The Museum is the only one of its kind in India, and is composed of eight modular displays besides a special exhibit on the establishment and early years of the 'Homeless Leper Asylum':
When British nurse Kate Marsden arrived at the Siberian leper colonies in the 19th century, the sickly inhabitants were amazed to find she wasn't afraid of meeting them face to face.