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  • You shall not be oppressed by the receipt of favours, Miss Trotwood.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He laid his head upon her shoulder, as if he were oppressed with heavy shame, and went out with her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That was before he came to me, but the recollection of it is oppressive to him even now.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I remember pausing once, with a kind of sorrow that was not all oppressive, not quite despairing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The neighbourhood was a dreary one at that time; as oppressive, sad, and solitary by night, as any about London.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A miserable foreboding that she would yield to, and sustain herself by, the same feeling in reference to any sacrifice for his sake, had oppressed me ever since.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All this time we, the outsiders, remained oppressed by the tremendous interests involved in the conversation; and our host regarded us with pride, as the victims of a salutary awe and astonishment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When I awoke, the recollection that Uriah was lying in the next room, sat heavy on me like a waking nightmare; and oppressed me with a leaden dread, as if I had had some meaner quality of devil for a lodger.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When I could cry no more, I began to think; and then the oppression on my breast was heaviest, and my grief a dull pain that there was no ease for.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This Christmas-time being come, and Agnes having reposed no new confidence in me, a doubt that had several times arisen in my mind whether she could have that perception of the true state of my breast, which restrained her with the apprehension of giving me pain began to oppress me heavily.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Whether I was at all in danger of being hanged? I never shall forget the waking, next morning; the being cheerful and fresh for the first moment, and then the being weighed down by the stale and dismal oppression of remembrance.  (not reviewed by editor)

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