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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an outdated term for a person afflicted with leprosy (Hansen's disease).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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Caption: A 16th-century woodcut depicts Christ healing a leper.
Rather than just seeing the sick and deformed limbs of lepers, we should recognize the common humanity we share with the suffering: "Do not consider as strangers those beings who partake of our nature;" for "remember who you are and on whom you contemplate: a human person like yourself, whose basic nature is no different than your own," he wrote.
Finally, medieval Christians believed that Jesus frequently appeared in the form of a leper to show his solidarity with the most humble of people.
It makes me feel less like a leper knowing others are going through the same.
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This is what statisticians call "The Law of Large Numbers": the bigger the group, the smaller the risk (unless, of course, the group is selected on the basis of some risk factor, such as being residents of a leper colony).
The young allergy researcher finds some solace in a leper colony, and announces to the stunned lepers the inevitability of Latin American unification.
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