To see all instances of the word
oppress
used in
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
oppress
Used in
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Go to Book Vocabulary
  • Tom's reflections grew oppressive.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The boys began to quiet down to whispers, now, for the stillness and gloom of the place oppressed their spirits.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He tried to get Becky to talk, but her sorrows were too oppressive, all her hopes were gone.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was a brooding oppressiveness in the air that seemed to bode something.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The boys talked little, and only under their breath, for the time and the place and the pervading solemnity and silence oppressed their spirits.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …itself; for the county; for the State; for the State officers; for the United States; for the churches of the United States; for Congress; for the President; for the officers of the Government; for poor sailors, tossed by stormy seas; for the oppressed millions groaning under the heel of European monarchies and Oriental despotisms; for such as have the light and the good tidings, and yet have not eyes to see nor ears to hear withal; for the heathen in the far islands of the sea; and…  (not reviewed by editor)

To see samples from other sources, click a sense of the word below:
as in: oppressive heat
as in: oppressive government
To see an overview of word senses, click here.

Go to Book Vocabulary
VerbalWorkout.com Learn more easily.   Think more clearly.   Express more effectively.