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  • My mother desires her very best compliments and regards, and a thousand thanks, and says you really quite oppress her.
  • English verdure, English culture, English comfort, seen under a sun bright, without being oppressive.

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  • — His tender compassion towards oppressed worth can go no farther.
  • I would be understood to mean, that it can be only weak, irresolute characters, (whose happiness must be always at the mercy of chance,) who will suffer an unfortunate acquaintance to be an inconvenience, an oppression for ever.

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as in: oppressive government Define
to dominate harshly and unfairly (as in "oppressive government") or: to deny equal rights to others or make them suffer (as in "The government oppresses minorities.")
as in: oppressive heat Define
to make uncomfortable (weigh heavily on the senses or spirit)
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