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oppress
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Childhood's End
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  • The Overlords seemed largely indifferent to forms of government, provided that they were not oppressive or corrupt.
  • — The night was warm, almost oppressive, but the sky was clear and a brilliant moon hung low in the south-west.

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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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