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oppress
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Heart of Darkness
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oppress
Used in
Heart of Darkness
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  • Nowhere did we stop long enough to get a particularized impression, but the general sense of vague and oppressive wonder grew upon me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I felt an intolerable weight oppressing my breast, the smell of the damp earth, the unseen presence of victorious corruption, the darkness of an impenetrable night. . . . . The Russian tapped me on the shoulder.  (not reviewed by editor)

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