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oppress
Used in
The Idiot
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  • But it was a hysterical laugh; he was feeling terribly oppressed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Why was his brow clammy with drops of moisture, his knees shaking beneath him, and his soul oppressed with a cold gloom?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had tried, all these days, to drive away the heavy thoughts that oppressed him; but what was the hidden mystery of that soul?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Oh, you cruel little girl! How will you treat us all next, I wonder?" she said, but she spoke with a ring of joy in her voice, and as though she breathed at last without the oppression which she had felt so long.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • However, it was impossible to avoid remarking that there was some sense of oppression in the household—something unspoken, but felt; something strained.  (not reviewed by editor)

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