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oppress
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  • There was something hopeless and oppressive in having to argue with her father; but she too, on her side, must try to be clear.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She took children too hard, both for good and for evil, and had an oppressive air of expecting subtle things of them, so that going to see her was a good deal like being taken to church and made to sit in a front pew.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A vague oppression had disappeared from her life, and she enjoyed a sense of freedom of which she had not been conscious since the memorable time, so long ago, when the Doctor went abroad with Catherine and left her at home to entertain Morris Townsend.  (not reviewed by editor)

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