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oppress
Used in
The War of the Worlds
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  • My wife was curiously silent throughout the drive, and seemed oppressed with forebodings of evil.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I felt the first inkling of a thing that presently grew quite clear in my mind, that oppressed me for many days, a sense of dethronement, a persuasion that I was no longer a master, but an animal among the animals, under the Martian heel.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The night was warm and still, and a little oppressive; the sound of guns continued intermittently, and after midnight there seemed to be sheet lightning in the south.  (not reviewed by editor)

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