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used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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to dominate harshly and unfairly; or to make suffer
The meaning of oppress depends upon its context. For example:
  • "The authorities oppress political activists," or "The new nation oppressed Native Americans." — to dominate harshly and unfairly
  • "She is oppressed by excessive debt." - made to suffer
  • 'tis my fate to be always ground into the mire under the iron heel of oppression.
    Chapter 20 (15% in)
oppression = harsh and unfair treatment

(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  •   For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
      The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
    Chapter 21 (18% in)
oppressor = one who dominates others harshly and unfairly
There are no more uses of "oppress" in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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