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Anna Karenina
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  • His room was cold, but he was oppressed by heat.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her only desire now was to be rid of his oppressive presence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She is oppressed, humiliated by the consciousness of her disabilities.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And such a momentary impulse there is not, and there cannot be, in the case of the oppression of the Slavonic peoples.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Reason discovered the struggle for existence, and the law that requires us to oppress all who hinder the satisfaction of our desires.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By reason could I have arrived at knowing that I must love my neighbor and not oppress him? I was told that in my childhood, and I believed it gladly, for they told me what was already in my soul.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Twenty years ago we should have been silent, but now we have heard the voice of the Russian people, which is ready to rise as one man and ready to sacrifice itself for its oppressed brethren; that is a great step and a proof of strength.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "And I'm oppressed and humiliated that they won't engage me at the Foundling," the old prince said again, to the huge delight of Turovtsin, who in his mirth dropped his asparagus with the thick end in the sauce.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But Vronsky gazed at him exactly as he did at the lamp, and the young man made a wry face, feeling that he was losing his self-possession under the oppression of this refusal to recognize him as a person.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She felt her eyes opening wider and wider, her fingers and toes twitching nervously, something within oppressing her breathing, while all shapes and sounds seemed in the uncertain half-light to strike her with unaccustomed vividness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Come now, let us talk of you," she added, tossing her head, as though she would physically shake off something superfluous oppressing her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nikolay Levin went on talking: "You know that capital oppresses the laborer.  (not reviewed by editor)

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