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oppress
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Pride and Prejudice
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  • Astonishment, apprehension, and even horror, oppressed her.
  • Elizabeth lifted up her eyes in amazement, but was too much oppressed to make any reply.

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  • It was a fortnight since Mrs. Bennet had been downstairs; but on this happy day she again took her seat at the head of her table, and in spirits oppressively high.

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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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