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  • Zeena herself, from an oppressive reality, had faded into an insubstantial shade.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Left alone, after his father's accident, to carry the burden of farm and mill, he had had no time for convivial loiterings in the village; and when his mother fell ill the loneliness of the house grew more oppressive than that of the fields.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That's my place," said Frome, with a sideway jerk of his lame elbow; and in the distress and oppression of the scene I did not know what to answer.  (not reviewed by editor)

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