[ US /əˈpɹɛʃən/ ]
[ UK /əpɹˈɛʃən/ ]
  1. the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority:
    after years of oppression they finally revolted
  2. the act of subjugating by cruelty
    the tyrant's oppression of the people
  3. a feeling of being oppressed
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How To Use oppression 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 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
  • He should fight against oppression and to establish justice and the broadest principles of religious toleration.
  • We might describe feminism as a political project to understand and, therefore, to change women's inequality, exploitation, or oppression.
  • And when thou hast done it, to let me understand what he saith, that I may dye the more contentedly, and disburdened of so heavy an oppression, the onely comfort to a parting spirit: and so she ceased, her teares flowing forth abundantly. The Decameron
  • I had the power, if I could raise myself to will it, and yet again had not the power, for the weight of twenty Atlantics was upon me, or the oppression of inexpiable guilt. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
  • War, famine and oppression have forced people in the region to flee from their homes.
  • Wherever tyranny, oppression and brutality have threatened the free world, our two countries have stood for the triumph of good over evil.
  • Accordingly the Divisional Court allowed the appeal, remitted the matter to the arbitrator and stayed the oppression remedy proceeding.
  • Religion is vulnerable to religious fanaticism and political extremism-history is full of religious oppression, violence, terrorism and wars. Dr T.P.Chia 
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