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oppress
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The Brothers Karamazov
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as in: oppressive government Define
to dominate harshly and unfairly (as in "oppressive government") or: to deny equal rights to others or make them suffer (as in "The government oppresses minorities.")
  • I don’t want the mother to embrace the oppressor who threw her son to the dogs!
  • What do I care for a hell for oppressors?

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  • The regime oppresses its people.
  • My work environment is oppressive.

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unspecified meaning
  • Why can there not be among them one martyr oppressed by great sorrow and loving humanity?
  • The foreign criminal, they say, rarely repents, for the very doctrines of to-day confirm him in the idea that his crime is not a crime, but only a reaction against an unjustly oppressive force.

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  • He felt more and more oppressed by a strange physical weakness.
  • Here I must mention that Smerdyakov, oppressed by terror and despair of a sort, had felt during those last few days that one of the fits from which he had suffered before at moments of strain, might be coming upon him again.

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as in: oppressive government Define
to dominate harshly and unfairly (as in "oppressive government") or: to deny equal rights to others or make them suffer (as in "The government oppresses minorities.")
as in: oppressive heat Define
to make uncomfortable (weigh heavily on the senses or spirit)
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