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.
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.
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.
4 But I have never heard that thou didst love oppression or cruelty.
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.
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.
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.
8 Anne felt an instant oppression, and wherever she looked saw symptoms of the same.
9 She had come out to see a man who might possibly have the power to deliver her soul from a most deadly oppression.
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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.
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11 There was a sense of oppression in my head, and I noticed that I was breathing very fast.
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.
13 An indescribable oppression, which seemed to generate in some unfamiliar part of her consciousness, filled her whole being with a vague anguish.
14 A feeling of oppression and drowsiness overcame Edna during the service.
15 She herself was suffering from heat and oppression, she said.