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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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oppress
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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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  • Outside, you don’t hear a single bird, and a deathly, oppressive silence hangs over the house and clings to me as if it were going to drag me into the deepest regions of the underworld.
  • On us-the most oppressed, unfortunate and pitiable people in all the world.

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  • How much longer will this increasingly oppressive, unbearable weight press I down on us?
  • Those terrible Germans have oppressed and threatened us for so long that the thought of friends and salvation means everything to us! Now it’s not just the Jews, but Holland and all of occupied Europe.

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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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