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Romeo and Juliet
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  • At thy good heart’s oppression.
  • And, to sink in it, should you burden love; Too great oppression for a tender thing.

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  • —Answer me like men: ’When griping grief the heart doth wound, And doleful dumps the mind oppress, Then music with her silver sound’— why ’silver sound’? why ’music with her silver sound’?
  • Art thou so bare and full of wretchedness And fear’st to die? famine is in thy cheeks, Need and oppression starveth in thine eyes, Contempt and beggary hangs upon thy back, The world is not thy friend, nor the world’s law: The world affords no law to make thee rich; Then be not poor, but break it and take this.

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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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