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oppress
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Hard Times
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oppress
Used in
Hard Times
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  • But, ring after ring was coiled upon the barrel of the windlass safely, and the connecting chains appeared, and finally the bucket with the two men holding on at the sides a sight to make the head swim, and oppress the heart and tenderly supporting between them, slung and tied within, the figure of a poor, crushed, human creature.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A secret sense of having failed and been ridiculous a dread of what other fellows who went in for similar sorts of things, would say at his expense if they knew it so oppressed him, that what was about the very best passage in his life was the one of all others he would not have owned to on any account, and the only one that made him ashamed of himself.  (not reviewed by editor)

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