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oppress
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Crime and Punishment
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oppress
Used in
Crime and Punishment
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  • A special form of misery had begun to oppress him of late.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He felt oppressed and stifled and, as it were, ill at ease at having come here.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "What folly to trouble myself," he decided suddenly with an oppressive feeling of annoyance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A sudden anguish oppressed his heart, he stood still in the middle of the street and began looking about to see where he was and which way he was going.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was a look of poignant discomfort in her face, as though Avdotya Romanovna's courtesy and attention were oppressive and painful to her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The feeling of intense repulsion, which had begun to oppress and torture his heart while he was on his way to the old woman, had by now reached such a pitch and had taken such a definite form that he did not know what to do with himself to escape from his wretchedness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • From his childhood the thought of death and the presence of death had something oppressive and mysteriously awful; and it was long since he had heard the requiem service.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Some of them he liked and tried to clutch at, but they faded and all the while there was an oppression within him, but it was not overwhelming, sometimes it was even pleasantů.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As soon as Porfiry Petrovitch heard that his visitor had a little matter of business with him, he begged him to sit down on the sofa and sat down himself on the other end, waiting for him to explain his business, with that careful and over-serious attention which is at once oppressive and embarrassing, especially to a stranger, and especially if what you are discussing is in your opinion of far too little importance for such exceptional solemnity.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It's like a tomb," said Pulcheria Alexandrovna, suddenly breaking the oppressive silence.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: oppressive heat
as in: oppressive government
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