1 The light became more and more oppressive to me, and the heat wearying me as I walked, I sought a place where I could receive shade.
2 My sufferings were augmented also by the oppressive sense of the injustice and ingratitude of their infliction.
3 Jordan and Tom and I got into the front seat of Gatsby's car, Tom pushed the unfamiliar gears tentatively and we shot off into the oppressive heat leaving them out of sight behind.
4 From that room, too, the daylight was completely excluded, and it had an airless smell that was oppressive.
5 A stranger would have found them insupportable, and even to me they were so oppressive that I hesitated, half inclined to go back.
6 That was before he came to me, but the recollection of it is oppressive to him even now.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
7 The neighbourhood was a dreary one at that time; as oppressive, sad, and solitary by night, as any about London.
8 I remember pausing once, with a kind of sorrow that was not all oppressive, not quite despairing.
9 Her only desire now was to be rid of his oppressive presence.
10 Zeena herself, from an oppressive reality, had faded into an insubstantial shade.
11 The air was oppressive even in the early morning hour, hot with the scorching promise of a noon of glaring blue sky and pitiless bronze sun.
12 The blinds of Mrs. Peniston's drawing-room were drawn down against the oppressive June sun, and in the sultry twilight the faces of her assembled relatives took on a fitting shadow of bereavement.
13 It was a slant-roofed, small-windowed hole above the kitchen, oppressive in summer, frigid in winter.
14 In the afternoon, when the heat was less oppressive, we had a lively game of 'Pussy Wants a Corner,' on the flat bluff-top, with the little trees for bases.
15 The sun had now fallen low toward the distant mountains; and as their journey lay through the interminable forest, the heat was no longer oppressive.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 13