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oppress
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The Awakening
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  • An indescribable oppression, which seemed to generate in some unfamiliar part of her consciousness, filled her whole being with a vague anguish.
  • XIII A feeling of oppression and drowsiness overcame Edna during the service.

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  • She herself was suffering from heat and oppression, she said.

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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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