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  • I pr’ythee, shepherd, if that love or gold Can in this desert place buy entertainment, Bring us where we may rest ourselves and feed: Here’s a young maid with travel much oppress’d, And faints for succour.
  • There is an old poor man Who after me hath many a weary step Limp’d in pure love: till he be first suffic’d,— Oppress’d with two weak evils, age and hunger,— I will not touch a bit.

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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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