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  • It beat with odd little jerks; her hands were cold, and a feeling of disaster oppressed her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She had built up this business and now she had sold it and she was oppressed with the certainty that, without her at the helm, Ashley would lose it all—everything that she had worked to build.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Just the knowledge that she had neighbors, that some of the family friends and old homes had survived, drove out the terrible loss and alone feeling which had oppressed her in her first weeks at Tara.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Scarlett did not want to linger, for the atmosphere oppressed her, but Melanie and her two sisters were anxious for a longer visit, so the four stayed for dinner and ate sparingly of the side meat and dried peas which were served them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The air was oppressive even in the early morning hour, hot with the scorching promise of a noon of glaring blue sky and pitiless bronze sun.  (not reviewed by editor)

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