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oppress
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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oppress
Used in
The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • Sibyl felt oppressed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The heat was terribly oppressive, and the huge sunlight flamed like a monstrous dahlia with petals of yellow fire.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The sullen murmur of the bees shouldering their way through the long unmown grass, or circling with monotonous insistence round the dusty gilt horns of the straggling woodbine, seemed to make the stillness more oppressive.  (not reviewed by editor)

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