- Our neighbors: "An idiot in tight pants; oppressed by that prig of a husband; typically provincial and judgmental of everyone."Chapter Twelve (63% in)
- Ruth could draw as many female nudes as she might wish and fashion scarves on her head and write papers on Janis Joplin and loudly protest the oppression of shaving her legs and armpits.Chapter Sixteen (7% in)
There are no more uses of "oppress" in The Lovely Bones.
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