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oppress
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Nicholas Nickleby
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oppress
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • If I were oppressed with I don't know how many cares, it would make me happy only to look at him.'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You are always kind-hearted, and anxious to help the oppressed, my dear mother,' said Nicholas, 'so you will be favourably disposed towards him, I know.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Thus, cases of injustice, and oppression, and tyranny, and the most extravagant bigotry, are in constant occurrence among us every day.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Being for the Benefit of Mr Vincent Crummles, and positively his last Appearance on this Stage It was with a very sad and heavy heart, oppressed by many painful ideas, that Nicholas retraced his steps eastward and betook himself to the counting-house of Cheeryble Brothers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The protracted and wearing anxiety and expense of the law in its most oppressive form, its torture from hour to hour, its weary days and sleepless nights, with these I'll prove you, and break your haughty spirit, strong as you deem it now.  (not reviewed by editor)

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