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oppress
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oppress
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Bleak House
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  • But it is all blank, blank as the darkness above and below, while he goes up the great staircase again, blank as the oppressive silence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There is an oppressive blank until Mr. Weevle, by stirring the fire suddenly, makes Mr. Guppy start as if his heart had been stirred instead.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is no phenomenon that Mr. Snagsby should be ill at ease too, for he always is so, more or less, under the oppressive influence of the secret that is upon him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At once a child, an elder girl, and the little woman I had been so happy as, I was not only oppressed by cares and difficulties adapted to each station, but by the great perplexity of endlessly trying to reconcile them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Foul and filthy as the room is, foul and filthy as the air is, it is not easy to perceive what fumes those are which most oppress the senses in it; but through the general sickliness and faintness, and the odour of stale tobacco, there comes into the lawyer's mouth the bitter, vapid taste of opium.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: oppressive government
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