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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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oppress
Used in
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
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  • The heat was terribly oppressive, and the huge sunlight flamed like a monstrous dahlia with petals of 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 black-crocketed spires of the early June hollyhocks, seemed to make the stillness more oppressive, and the dim roar of London was like the bourdon note of a distant organ.  (not reviewed by editor)

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