[ US /əˈpɹɛs/ ]
[ UK /əpɹˈɛs/ ]
  1. come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    The government oppresses political activists
  2. cause to suffer
    Some religious groups are persecuted in some countries
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How To Use oppress In A Sentence

  • And when they have done ye wrang, even when ye hae gotten decreet of spulzie, oppression, and violent profits against them, what better are ye? The Waverley
  • The magazine gave voice to hundreds of oppressed factory workers.
  • Whilst not sent with any malign intent, the letter was an " oppressive document".
  • They went into hiding in Katlijk, but where betrayed and fusilladed by the German oppressor.
  • 'The first principles of commercial activity have retreated to earth's maziest penetralia, where no tides are! is it not so, Skepsey?' said Mr. Fenellan, whose initiative and exuberance in loquency had been restrained by a slight oppression, known to guests; especially to the guest in the earlier process of his magnification and illumination by virtue of a grand old wine; and also when the news he has to communicate may be a stir to unpleasant heaps. Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith
  • Was a five-set slogging match in oppressive heat what the heart specialists would have recommended? Times, Sunday Times
  • This paradox arises either through the blocking of memory, or under oppressive regimes through torture and fear of the consequences of testifying.
  • He should fight against oppression and to establish justice and the broadest principles of religious toleration.
  • Does she really think we can change these oppressive systems? Times, Sunday Times
  • While I marvel at this book's heaviness and complexity, I too am a product of the disillusion climate, and I can't pipe down when I feel I'm being oppressed.
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