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used in Not Without My Daughter

8 uses
  • A long, painful, oppressive afternoon labored past.
  • We stepped off the airplane into the overwhelming, oppressive summer heat of Tehran heat that seemed to physically press down upon us as we walked across a stretch of tarmac from the plane to a bus waiting to transport us to the terminal.
  • There were other garments available to fulfill the harsh requirements of the dress code, but these Moslem women chose to wear the chad or on top of everything else, despite the oppressive heat.
  • But he had said nothing about a long, oppressive coat in the midst of hellish summer heat.
  • "Well," the son said, "I am sure before you came you heard a lot of things about how women are oppressed in Iran.
  • I was ready to launch into a tirade against the oppression of women in Iran, but all around me hovered insolent, superior-looking men fingering their tassbeads and mumbling "AlIahu akbar," as women wrapped in chadors sat in quiet subservience.
  • They do not oppress women in Iran.
  • On this particular morning the oppressive heat of summer still lingered.

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