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 Meanings and Examples of OPPRESS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
oppress
 v.  cause to suffer
 v.  come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
Classic Sentence: (154 in 11 pages)
1  I don't like favors, they oppress and make me feel like a slave.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
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.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
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.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
4  Reason discovered the struggle for existence, and the law that requires us to oppress all who hinder the satisfaction of our desires.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 12
5  The silence began to oppress the princess and she tried to catch someone's eye.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XI
6  Thus the desire to secure its own liberty prompted each faction to make itself strong enough to oppress the other.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLVI.
7  You, for instance; you avoid society, you are oppressed by it, and you have invited two students to stay with you.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
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.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
9  Today, for instance, I am particularly oppressed by one memory of a distant past.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: XI
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.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: III
11  Everything that was just, but oppressed and looked down upon, they laughed at heartlessly and shamefully.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: III
12  Somewhere behind a screen a clock began wheezing, as though oppressed by something, as though someone were strangling it.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: VI
13  I was only insufferably oppressed by her being here.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: X
14  Real life oppressed me with its novelty so much that I could hardly breathe.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: X
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.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: X
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  We could not see what should again alienate us from one another, or how one brother could again oppress another.
2  The people are oppressed by the military goverment.
3  For years now, the people have been oppressed by a ruthless dictator.
4  These people often are oppressed by the governments of the countries they find themselves in.
5  Martin Luther King, Jr., they believe he could champion the oppressed in their struggle for equality.
6  The king oppressed his people with terrible taxes and punishments.
7  The oppressive afternoon heat had quite tired him out.
8  Around them the darkness was absolute, the silence oppressive.
9  This country still had a deeply oppressive, unequal and divisive political system.
10  The new laws will be just as oppressive as those they replace.
11  The political situation has grown increasingly oppressive.
12  After an exhausting drill in oppressive heat, Mia Hamm jogged off the field.
13  Human rights watch says that the US is discouraging popular to support for its war on terror by supporting oppressive regimes in countries like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel.
14  Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.
15  God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.