- It oppresses,—it terrifies me,—this mystery!Chapter 20 — The Flower of Eden (21% in)
- When the sound subsided, the silence through the house was deep, dreary, and oppressive, notwithstanding that the tongues of many of the guests had already been loosened by a surreptitious cup or two of wine or spirits.Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (38% in)
- At such moments, Hepzibah would fling out her arms, and infold Phoebe in them, and kiss her cheek as tenderly as ever her mother had; she appeared to do so by an inevitable impulse, and as if her bosom were oppressed with tenderness, of which she must needs pour out a little, in order to gain breathing-room.Chapter 7 — The Guest (23% in)
- This old house, for example, which sometimes has positively oppressed my breath with its smell of decaying timber!Chapter 14 — Phoebe's Good-Bye (27% in)
There are no more uses of "oppress" in The House of the Seven Gables.
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