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  • However, it was impossible to avoid remarking that there was some sense of oppression in the household—something unspoken, but felt; something strained.
  • But it was a hysterical laugh; he was feeling terribly oppressed.

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  • Why was his brow clammy with drops of moisture, his knees shaking beneath him, and his soul oppressed with a cold gloom?
  • He had tried, all these days, to drive away the heavy thoughts that oppressed him; but what was the hidden mystery of that soul?
  • 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.

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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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