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oppress
Used in
Lord of the Flies
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  • The silence grew oppressive and Piggy held his breath.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The silence of the forest was more oppressive than the heat, and at this hour of the day there was not even the whine of insects.  (not reviewed by editor)

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