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 Meanings and Examples of OPPRESSION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority:
 n.  a feeling of being oppressed
Classic Sentence: (154 in 11 pages)
1  , when his return from his long captivity had become an event rather wished than hoped for by his despairing subjects, who were in the meantime subjected to every species of subordinate oppression.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
2  Even the very place of his captivity was uncertain, and his fate but very imperfectly known to the generality of his subjects, who were, in the meantime, a prey to every species of subaltern oppression.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
3  The sound of the trumpet wakes Judah no longer, and her despised children are now but the unresisting victims of hostile and military oppression.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
4  But I have never heard that thou didst love oppression or cruelty.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
5  Heaven in ire has driven him from his country, but industry has opened to him the only road to power and to influence, which oppression has left unbarred.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX
6  No one, however, pitied the fate of the two Malvoisins, who only suffered the death which they had both well deserved, by many acts of falsehood, cruelty, and oppression.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
7  At the same time an oppression, a dread of exposing himself and her to that outside Thing that sparkled viciously in the electric lights, weighed down his shoulders.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
8  Anne felt an instant oppression, and wherever she looked saw symptoms of the same.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
9  She had come out to see a man who might possibly have the power to deliver her soul from a most deadly oppression.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
10  By no effort could he shake off the oppression of spirits which he had experienced ever since his last meeting with Eustacia, but he hoped there was that in his situation which money could cure.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
11  There was a sense of oppression in my head, and I noticed that I was breathing very fast.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In XI
12  The moral oppression had produced a physical craving for air, and he strode on, opening his lungs to the reverberating coldness of the night.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
13  An indescribable oppression, which seemed to generate in some unfamiliar part of her consciousness, filled her whole being with a vague anguish.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In III
14  A feeling of oppression and drowsiness overcame Edna during the service.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XIII
15  She herself was suffering from heat and oppression, she said.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XIV
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.
2  God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.
3  Artists all free and lively things, are great oppression and get, is the great effort.
4  Every human being has the right to freedom from oppression.
5  The oppression of the invaders had thinned down the population of the village.
6  They did not crouch under the oppression.
7  The people are oppressed by the military goverment.
8  For years now, the people have been oppressed by a ruthless dictator.
9  These people often are oppressed by the governments of the countries they find themselves in.
10  Martin Luther King, Jr., they believe he could champion the oppressed in their struggle for equality.
11  The king oppressed his people with terrible taxes and punishments.
12  We could not see what should again alienate us from one another, or how one brother could again oppress another.
13  The oppressive afternoon heat had quite tired him out.
14  Around them the darkness was absolute, the silence oppressive.
15  This country still had a deeply oppressive, unequal and divisive political system.