1 I don't like favors, they oppress and make me feel like a slave.
2 She was nervous and worn out with watching and worry, and in that unreasonable frame of mind which the best of mothers occasionally experience when domestic cares oppress them.
3 It would please and benefit me to have five thousand pounds; it would torment and oppress me to have twenty thousand; which, moreover, could never be mine in justice, though it might in law.
4 Reason discovered the struggle for existence, and the law that requires us to oppress all who hinder the satisfaction of our desires.
5 The silence began to oppress the princess and she tried to catch someone's eye.
6 Thus the desire to secure its own liberty prompted each faction to make itself strong enough to oppress the other.
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7 You, for instance; you avoid society, you are oppressed by it, and you have invited two students to stay with you.
8 From their unconstrained behaviour,' Bazarov remarked to Arkady, 'and the playfulness of their retorts, you can guess that my father's peasants are not too much oppressed.
9 Today, for instance, I am particularly oppressed by one memory of a distant past.
10 No wonder; all the evening I had been oppressed by memories of my miserable days at school, and I could not shake them off.
11 Everything that was just, but oppressed and looked down upon, they laughed at heartlessly and shamefully.
12 Somewhere behind a screen a clock began wheezing, as though oppressed by something, as though someone were strangling it.
13 I was only insufferably oppressed by her being here.
14 Real life oppressed me with its novelty so much that I could hardly breathe.
15 We are oppressed at being men--men with a real individual body and blood, we are ashamed of it, we think it a disgrace and try to contrive to be some sort of impossible generalised man.