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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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  • Ivan Ilych now watched it with a new and oppressive feeling.
  • The pain in his side oppressed him and seemed to grow worse and more incessant, while the taste in his mouth grew stranger and stranger.

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  • And suddenly it grew clear to him that what had been oppressing him and would not leave his was all dropping away at once from two sides, from ten sides, and from all sides.

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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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