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oppress
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A Tale of Two Cities
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oppress
Used in
A Tale of Two Cities
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  • So oppressed, too—as you say.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Everything was bowed down, dejected, oppressed, and broken.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I had never before seen the sense of being oppressed, bursting forth like a fire.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The man moved a little further away, as soon as he could, and the mender of roads fanned himself with his blue cap: feeling it mightily close and oppressive.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • From his oppressed slumber, Young Jerry in his closet was awakened after daybreak and before sunrise, by the presence of his father in the family room.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Sow the same seed of rapacious license and oppression over again, and it will surely yield the same fruit according to its kind.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But, he had oppressed no man, he had imprisoned no man; he was so far from having harshly exacted payment of his dues, that he had relinquished them of his own will, thrown himself on a world with no favour in it, won his own private place there, and earned his own bread.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was an oppressive day, and, after dinner, Lucie proposed that the wine should be carried out under the plane-tree, and they should sit there in the air.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All our lives, we have seen our sister-women suffer, in themselves and in their children, poverty, nakedness, hunger, thirst, sickness, misery, oppression and neglect of all kinds?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Suspected and Denounced enemy of the Republic, Aristocrat, one of a family of tyrants, one of a race proscribed, for that they had used their abolished privileges to the infamous oppression of the people.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You have no idea how such an apprehension weighs on the sufferer's mind, and how difficult—how almost impossible—it is, for him to force himself to utter a word upon the topic that oppresses him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To the eye it is fair enough, here; but seen in its integrity, under the sky, and by the daylight, it is a crumbling tower of waste, mismanagement, extortion, debt, mortgage, oppression, hunger, nakedness, and suffering.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Physical diseases, engendered in the vices and neglects of men, will seize on victims of all degrees; and the frightful moral disorder, born of unspeakable suffering, intolerable oppression, and heartless indifference, smote equally without distinction.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Do you suppose," Mr. Lorry went on, with a laughing twinkle in his bright eye, as it looked kindly at her, "that Doctor Manette has any theory of his own, preserved through all those years, relative to the cause of his being so oppressed; perhaps, even to the name of his oppressor?"  (not reviewed by editor)

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