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Brave New World
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  • We’d gone riding up one of those revolting mountains, and it was horribly hot and oppressive, and after lunch we went to sleep.
  • It was all oppressively queer, and the Indian smelt stronger and stronger.

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as in: oppressive government Define
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.")
as in: oppressive heat Define
to make uncomfortable (weigh heavily on the senses or spirit)
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