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Crime and Punishment
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  • There was a look of poignant discomfort in her face, as though Avdotya Romanovna’s courtesy and attention were oppressive and painful to her.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • He felt oppressed and stifled and, as it were, ill at ease at having come here.
  • A special form of misery had begun to oppress him of late.
  • "What folly to trouble myself," he decided suddenly with an oppressive feeling of annoyance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It’s like a tomb," said Pulcheria Alexandrovna, suddenly breaking the oppressive silence.

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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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