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oppress
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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1  —2 uses as in:
oppressive government
Definition
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
  • I don't want the mother to embrace the oppressor who threw her son to the dogs!
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (46% in)
  • What do I care for a hell for oppressors?
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (46% in)

There are no more uses of "oppress" flagged with this meaning in The Brothers Karamazov.

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  • He felt more and more oppressed by a strange physical weakness.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (92% in)
  • The foreign criminal, they say, rarely repents, for the very doctrines of to-day confirm him in the idea that his crime is not a crime, but only a reaction against an unjustly oppressive force.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (53% in)
  • Why can there not be among them one martyr oppressed by great sorrow and loving humanity?
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (71% in)
  • Here I must mention that Smerdyakov, oppressed by terror and despair of a sort, had felt during those last few days that one of the fits from which he had suffered before at moments of strain, might be coming upon him again.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (53% in)

There are no more uses of "oppress" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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