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oppress
used in
King Lear
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oppress
Used in
King Lear
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  • For thee, oppressed king, am I cast down; Myself could else out-frown false fortune's frown.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Oppressed nature sleeps:— This rest might yet have balm'd thy broken sinews, Which, if convenience will not allow, Stand in hard cure.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I begin to find an idle and fond bondage in the oppression of aged tyranny; who sways, not as it hath power, but as it is suffered.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • the fiery duke?—Tell the hot duke that— No, but not yet: may be he is not well: Infirmity doth still neglect all office Whereto our health is bound: we are not ourselves When nature, being oppress'd, commands the mind To suffer with the body: I'll forbear; And am fallen out with my more headier will, To take the indispos'd and sickly fit For the sound man.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: oppressive government
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