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oppress
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Wuthering Heights
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oppress
Used in
Wuthering Heights
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  • His abode at the Heights was an oppression past explaining.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I felt stunned by the awful event; and my memory unavoidably recurred to former times with a sort of oppressive sadness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For me, grieved as I was about Catherine, it was impossible to avoid regarding this season of deliverance from degrading oppression as a holiday.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

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