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oppress
used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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oppress
Used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • In anger he vowed it should be the last, and at eleven o'clock, when he had lingered and watched the stone of the bridge till he knew every lichen upon their face and heard the chink of the ripples underneath till they oppressed him, he jumped from his seat, went to the inn for his gig, and in a bitter mood of indifference concerning the past, and recklessness about the future, drove on to Budmouth races.  (not reviewed by editor)

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