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oppress
used in Lord of the Flies

2 uses
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Definition
to make uncomfortable (weigh heavily on the senses or spirit)
  • The silence of the forest was more oppressive than the heat, and at this hour of the day there was not even the whine of insects.
    p. 49.0
oppressive = uncomfortable (weighing heavily on the senses or spirit)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word into an adjective; though over time, what was originally an adjective often comes to be used as a noun. The adjective pattern means tending to and is seen in words like attractive, impressive, and supportive. Examples of the noun include narrative, alternative, and detective.)
  • The silence grew oppressive and Piggy held his breath.
    p. 102.4
oppressive = uncomfortable (weighing heavily on the senses or spirit)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word into an adjective; though over time, what was originally an adjective often comes to be used as a noun. The adjective pattern means tending to and is seen in words like attractive, impressive, and supportive. Examples of the noun include narrative, alternative, and detective.)
There are no more uses of "oppress" in Lord of the Flies.

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