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oppress
used in Wuthering Heights

7 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
oppressive government
Definition to dominate harshly and unfairly (as in "oppressive government")

or:

to deny equal rights to others or make them suffer (as in "The government oppresses minorities.")
  • Were I in your place, I would frame high notions of my birth; and the thoughts of what I was should give me courage and dignity to support the oppressions of a little farmer!'
    Chapter 7 (50% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • So, from the very beginning, he bred bad feeling in the house; and at Mrs. Earnshaw's death, which happened in less than two years after, the young master had learned to regard his father as an oppressor rather than a friend, and Heathcliff as a usurper of his parent's affections and his privileges; and he grew bitter with brooding over these injuries.
    Chapter 4 (74% in)
  • She showed a good heart, thenceforth, in avoiding both complaints and expressions of antipathy concerning Heathcliff; and confessed to me her sorrow that she had endeavoured to raise a bad spirit between him and Hareton: indeed, I don't believe she has ever breathed a syllable, in the latter's hearing, against her oppressor since.
    Chapter 33 (54% in)

There are no more uses of "oppress" flagged with this meaning in Wuthering Heights.

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  • I felt stunned by the awful event; and my memory unavoidably recurred to former times with a sort of oppressive sadness.
    Chapter 34 (81% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • His abode at the Heights was an oppression past explaining.
    Chapter 10 (99% in)
  • For me, grieved as I was about Catherine, it was impossible to avoid regarding this season of deliverance from degrading oppression as a holiday.
    Chapter 17 (24% in)
  • Mr. Heathcliff, I believe, had not treated him physically ill; thanks to his fearless nature, which offered no temptation to that course of oppression: he had none of the timid susceptibility that would have given zest to ill-treatment, in Heathcliff s judgment.
    Chapter 18 (80% in)

There are no more uses of "oppress" in Wuthering Heights.

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