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 Meanings and Examples of OPPRESSIVE
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 a.  unreasonably burdensome; unjustly severe, rigorous, or harsh
Classic Sentence: (154 in 11 pages)
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.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
2  My sufferings were augmented also by the oppressive sense of the injustice and ingratitude of their infliction.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
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.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
4  From that room, too, the daylight was completely excluded, and it had an airless smell that was oppressive.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XI
5  A stranger would have found them insupportable, and even to me they were so oppressive that I hesitated, half inclined to go back.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter LIII
6  That was before he came to me, but the recollection of it is oppressive to him even now.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
7  The neighbourhood was a dreary one at that time; as oppressive, sad, and solitary by night, as any about London.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 47. MARTHA
8  I remember pausing once, with a kind of sorrow that was not all oppressive, not quite despairing.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 58. ABSENCE
9  Her only desire now was to be rid of his oppressive presence.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 20
10  Zeena herself, from an oppressive reality, had faded into an insubstantial shade.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In I
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
13  It was a slant-roofed, small-windowed hole above the kitchen, oppressive in summer, frigid in winter.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
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.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
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 Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 13
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  The oppressive afternoon heat had quite tired him out.
2  Around them the darkness was absolute, the silence oppressive.
3  This country still had a deeply oppressive, unequal and divisive political system.
4  The new laws will be just as oppressive as those they replace.
5  The political situation has grown increasingly oppressive.
6  After an exhausting drill in oppressive heat, Mia Hamm jogged off the field.
7  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.
8  The people are oppressed by the military goverment.
9  For years now, the people have been oppressed by a ruthless dictator.
10  These people often are oppressed by the governments of the countries they find themselves in.
11  Martin Luther King, Jr., they believe he could champion the oppressed in their struggle for equality.
12  The king oppressed his people with terrible taxes and punishments.
13  We could not see what should again alienate us from one another, or how one brother could again oppress another.
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.