How To Use Oppressor In A Sentence

  • They went into hiding in Katlijk, but where betrayed and fusilladed by the German oppressor.
  • In opposition to a modern, well equiped army of oppressors. Think Progress » ThinkFast: March 16, 2010
  • The Emperor's forces rediscovered human worlds, cast out alien oppressors, and claimed new territory aplenty.
  • But in the main, an oppressed people learn how to outsmile or outsnarl the oppressor. Nonsenseorship
  • Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
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  • SRINAGAR, India - Indian authorities have filed charges against Kashmir education officials over a textbook for first graders that illustrates the word "oppressor" with a sketch resembling an Indian police officer. StarTribune.com rss feed
  • Every tyrant and every oppressor deserve the full wrath of justice.
  • Whilst we, their former colonial oppressors, are still farting around with bits of paper, pencils and tin boxes - they've just got on with it and held their first totally electronic national election.
  • The oppressor suppressed hellos aggressive opinion about compressor.
  • My hypothesis is this: to predict what the human rights community (and the media) focus on, look not at the oppressed; look instead at the party seen as the oppressor.
  • Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
  • The story goes that a houngan voodoo priest named Dutty Boukman held a meeting of black slaves and runaways at Bois Caïman in the mountains of the north to prepare to rise up against their oppressors. What's this "deal with the devil" that Pat Robertson was talking about?
  • They are more accurately described as mythologies that continue to shape our world in terms of black/white and victim/oppressor—even when these labels don’t apply. Don’t Bring Home a White Boy
  • The outgone tenant's bedsteads and wash-hand-stands are piled up against the wall as if crying to Heaven for vengeance against the oppressor. Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.
  • Biko spoke of liberation as both an act of claiming land and legal rights but also an act of psychological emancipation from the chains of the mind where by people internalized the prejudices of the oppressor and then oppresses others the way they have been oppressed. Open Letter from Sex Worker Advocate to South Africa’s Honorable Premier Nomvula Mokonyane « Bound, Not Gagged
  • The policy of Barak, then, to have the presence of the prophetess is perfectly intelligible as it would no less stimulate the valor of the troops, than sanction, in the eyes of Israel, the uprising against an oppressor so powerful as Jabin. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • Marxism and liberation theology condemn religion for supporting the status quo and legitimating the power of the oppressor.
  • Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
  • The tremendous moral power of this solitary work lies in the fact that it is a series of terrific and fascinating tableaux, embodying the idea of inflexible poetic justice impartially administered upon king and varlet, pope and beggar, oppressor and victim, projected amidst the unalterable necessities of eternity, and moving athwart the lurid abyss and the azure cope with an intense distinctness that sears the gazer's eyeballs. The Destiny of the Soul A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life
  • As to our knowledge of each other, — if ye ken what I am, ye ken what usage it was made me what I am; and, whatever you may think, I would not change states with the proudest of the oppressors that hae driven me to tak the heather-bush for a beild. Rob Roy
  • Extremists were exciting the people to rebellion against their oppressors.
  • He requires that charity shall be thoughtful of its consequences, shall be regardful of the interest of the supposed oppressor, as well as of the supposed victim, and shall act only after due inquiry and upon reasonable and probable cause.
  • In panic, they are resorting to the tactics of their former oppressors: using heavily armed police to physically subdue the population. Times, Sunday Times
  • Little by little they lifted up their heads, and tore the meshes of the web of lies wherewith their oppressors had enwound them. Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 3, May 1906 Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature
  • Sisters, we must rise up and defeat our oppressors.
  • No; he can rob her with impunity, even to waste publicly on a courtezan; and the laws of her country — if women have a country — afford her no protection or redress from the oppressor, unless she have the plea of bodily fear; yet how many ways are there of goading the soul almost to madness, equally unmanly, though not so mean? Maria; or The Wrongs of Woman
  • Nor will it ever be forgotten how he humbled the pride of them that withstood him, and gathered to himself the confidence of the people, and submitted himself to the promptings of his conscience, and enraged Egypt's haughty aristocrats with his proposals and demands in behalf of the oppressed, and in the face of Egypt's armies led out the enslaved from the house of bondage, and saw the hosts of Israel's oppressors overwhelmed under The Assassinated President
  • Church of Smyrna endured at the hands of its Jewish and heathen persecutors and oppressors, thlibein and thlipsis being constant words to express this (1 Thess. iii. Epistles to the Seven Churches in Asia.
  • They have fostered a view of police officers as bullies and oppressors not to be cooperated with.
  • Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
  • Lacking sovereignty, they could organise no defence against their oppressors.
  • Schools may switch to English, the language of the former colonial oppressor, from next year.
  • Every case of slavery, however lenient its inflictions and mitigated its atrocities, indicates an oppressor, the oppressed, and oppression.
  • Epidemical fevers and fluxes, which fill the ship with noisome and noxious effluvia, often break out, and infect the seamen likewise, and thus the oppressors, and the oppressed, fall by the same stroke.
  • Oppressors usually try to remove dignity when subjugating victims; the shaven heads of the prison camps did not hurt - they demeaned.
  • There are conflicts where one side is a fully armed and violent oppressor while the other side is defenseless and oppressed.
  • 4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)
  • But I do see an evolution from the tired old victim/oppressor dichotomy overlayed into a new transnational template.
  • I also believed that children weren't lazy, idle, unmotivated, all the usual list of adjectives the oppressor puts on the oppressed.
  • Insult was added to injury in that the oppressor was no knight in shining armour, but a very churl of men; to the courteous and cultured Irishman a "bodach Sassenach," a man of low blood, of low cunning, caring only for the things of the body, with no veneration for the things of the spirit -- with, in fine, no music in his soul. The Crime Against Europe A Possible Outcome of the War of 1914
  • Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
  • In part two, Cassandra, doomed by Apollo to prophesy truth to disbelievers and brought as a slave by Agamemnon from Troy, foresees that she will be murdered along with her oppressor, and yet (still recalling Aeschylus): in she went to the knife, to the killer wife to the net over her slaver, the Troy reaver, saying, 'A wipe of the sponge, that's it. Insight: Poetic Visions of the Past
  • But this time the oppressor is one of them, a nominally Socialist outfit. Boycott the Olympics & Read Proust Instead
  • We despise and abhor the bully, the brawler, the oppressor, whether in private or public life, but we despise no less the coward and the voluptuary.
  • Democratization also may embolden formerly subjugated groups to lash out at their one-time oppressors.
  • Some readers also doubted that the Scots see the English as oppressors.
  • Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
  • Howard's mulish attitude had made David seem to him more like an oppressor than someone trying to help him learn something.
  • Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
  • Loup shouted, and a swarm of vehicles and troops charged from the base into the Oppressor line.
  • The true oppressor which chokes our potential for growth is the ego.
  • The fourteenth century is interesting for the awakening, especially in Italy, of literature and art; for the wars between the French and English, and the English and the Scots; for the rivalry between the Italian republics; for the efforts of Rienzi to establish popular freedom at Rome; for the insurrection of the Flemish weavers, under the Van Arteveldes, against their feudal oppressors; for the terrible "Jacquerie" in Paris; for the insurrection of Wat Beacon Lights of History
  • Three years and two days ago, troops came to Afghanistan to free a people who had been subjugated by a cruel and vicious oppressor.
  • His father was overthrown by tyrants, so he was sent here to develop his powers then go back to throw down some furious anger at his oppressors.
  • In panic, they are resorting to the tactics of their former oppressors: using heavily armed police to physically subdue the population. Times, Sunday Times
  • This is the land, which until now was being held by sons and descendants of our colonial oppressors at our expense.
  • And the oppressor is always to blame for the oppression they commit. But Dude, They’re WRONG
  • In panic, they are resorting to the tactics of their former oppressors: using heavily armed police to physically subdue the population. Times, Sunday Times
  • For the past 50 years, the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people have embarked on a non-violent struggle to free Tibet from its oppressors.
  • Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
  • A natural urge in newly freed countries is to wreak vengeance on, or at least deny continued privileges to, the oppressors of the previous regime.
  • It isn't the power of the oppressors that interventionists have to worry about, but the amorphousness of the oppression.
  • Every tyrant and every oppressor deserve the full wrath of justice.
  • Everywhere in the world we see that the oppressed people take their anger out more readily on each other than on their perceived oppressor.
  • Against all odds, people find it in themselves to rise up, stare down the guns and grasp freedom from their oppressors. It happened in Tunisia, in Egypt, in Yemen.
  • That guns can and have been used by the oppressed to ward off their oppressors suggests that they can be a tool
  • Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
  • The running dogs of the masculinist oppressors will never intimidate me!
  • Dualism is a tool of oppressors, fundamentalists and the morally righteous.
  • There’s the respect that makes for so long life, for who would bear the whips and scorns of time, the oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely, the pangs of disprized love, the law’s delay, the insolence of office, and the spurns that patient merit of the unworthy takes, when he himself might his quietus make with a bare bodkin? shakespearean costume - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?
  • At the centre of this counter-offensive, typical of all colonising and oppressor classes, there lies the dirty political and audiological propaganda to discredit our strategy and policies inside and outside the country, using the state propaganda machinery. January 8 Statement - 1983
  • Does he really imagine that phrases like 'just peace', 'oppressor', 'atrocity', 'national self-determination', 'brokers of deceit' are unproblematic? The Times Literary Supplement
  • Epidemical fevers and fluxes, which fill the ship with noisome and noxious effluvia, often break out, and infect the seamen likewise, and thus the oppressors, and the oppressed, fall by the same stroke.
  • They are the problem in Mindanao because they have always been the aggressors, oppressors and colonizers, the inheritors of piratic colonialism.
  • The repentant oppressor must step ‘into the situation of those with whom one is solidary.’
  • The oppressed and brutalized have become the brutal oppressors.
  • The oppressor suppressed his aggressive opinion about compressor.
  • I'm constantly fighting back against rampant sexism, racism, homophobia, agism, classism, and transphobia, and I show the links from the oppressor's words, or actions, to the offense. Palin slams 'sexist' Newsweek cover
  • They refused to bend beneath the oppressor's yoke.
  • She felt that in a single generation, the victims had become the oppressors. Times, Sunday Times
  • The ballet tells the story of the slave-leader Spartacus who incites his fellow slaves to revolt against their Roman oppressors.
  • In fantasy stories the oppressor becomes savior, in reality the oppressor is only replaced by a new oppressor. Matthew Yglesias » The Racial Politics of Dune and Avatar
  • Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
  • This is how Martin dramatizes to his white readership that we have some serious reckoning with our past to do: he compares Southern whites to that all-purpose paradigm of the racial oppressor -- the Israeli. Is That Legal?: Race Archives
  • You have seen the sort of man I mean: to-day generous to his last plack, to-morrow the widow's oppressor; Sunday a soul humble at the throne of grace, and writhing with remorse for some child's sin, Monday riding vain-gloriously in the glaur on the road to hell, bragging of filthy amours, and inwardly gloating upon a crime anticipated. John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn
  • Such resentful people easily become restive; should a promising opportunity to throw off the oppressor's dominion present itself, they may seize it.
  • Rarely the slave, but almost always the oppressor turned slave.
  • This latter rage comes as a reflex out of denial of what the oppressors have done.
  • Fear of homophobic retaliation will prevent us from making allies and lifting the shroud of ignorance from our oppressors.
  • The empathy was evidently always with the freedom fighter as he took on the might of the oppressor.
  • Those groups who overachieve are seen in this theory as oppressors who must be curbed, if not eliminated.
  • Here Gilligan himself is the oppressor: under the male gaze of Gilligan, Ginger becomes the Feminine-as-Other, the interiorization of a self'' that is wholly constituted by the linguistic con-ventions of phallocratic desire keeping in mind, of course, Saussure's langue/parole distinction. Morton on Imprisonment and Escape on L'Isle de Gilligan
  • It recalls the cowled monk with his cross, and the soldier close following with his sword; the old mission-house, with its church and garrison beside it; the fierce savage lured from a roving life, and changed into a toiling _peon_, afterwards to revolt against a system of slavery that even religion failed to make endurable; the neophyte turning his hand against his priestly instructor, equally his oppressor; revolt followed by a deluge of blood, with ruinous devastation, until the walls of both _mission_ and military _cuartel_ are left tenantless, and the redskin has returned to his roving. The Lone Ranche
  • In panic, they are resorting to the tactics of their former oppressors: using heavily armed police to physically subdue the population. Times, Sunday Times
  • Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor. James Russell Lowell 
  • We're not the only nation with a postcolonial desire to land a dig on the old oppressor. Times, Sunday Times
  • Indian authorities have filed charges against Kashmiri education officials over a textbook that has the word "oppressor" next to a sketch resembling an Indian police officer. Asia in Pictures
  • Here Gilligan himself is the oppressor: under the male gaze of Gilligan, Ginger becomes the Feminine-as-Other, the interiorization of a self'' that is wholly constituted by the linguistic con-ventions of phallocratic desire keeping in mind, of course, Saussure's langue/parole distinction. Morton on Imprisonment and Escape on L'Isle de Gilligan
  • Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
  • Lara swung round to face her oppressors.
  • Throughout history, and during centuries of slavery, countless men, slaves who abandoned the plantations, lived in this region and also resisted the oppressors in the so-called palisades, places in the jungles and mountains where they sought refuge. CASTRO SPEECH AT MONCADA ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY
  • The theoretical perspectives cited in the book are primarily about how oppressed groups (e.g., slaves, peasants) have resisted their oppressors.
  • The open flames recall the inquisition he didn't live through, and the sweet, dripping, falling-off-the-bone meat reminds us of why we adhere to the Catholic faith and not the religion of his Moorish oppressors: it doesn't ban bacon! Jilly Gagnon: Extend that St. Patrick's Day Piety!
  • As to our knowledge of each other, --- if ye ken what I am, ye ken what usage it was made me what I am; and, whatever you may think, I would not change states with the proudest of the oppressors that hae driven me to tak the heather-bush for a beild. Rob Roy
  • Governments for the most part, even progressing democracies, are currently reacting as oppressors rather than public servants answering the needs of the people.
  • There are conflicts where one side is a fully armed and violent oppressor while the other side is defenseless and oppressed.
  • The situation is not a battle between religion and non-religion, but as the revolutionary Iranian sociologist Ali Shariati once suggested, a struggle between two different forms of religion: one of 'legitimation' and one of 'revolution'; the struggle of a religion of freedom and liberty against a religion of despotism, fanaticism and violence; a religion of oppressors against that of the oppressed. The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • This class of ships was the largest in the Federation until the Oppressor class prototype became operational.
  • In panic, they are resorting to the tactics of their former oppressors: using heavily armed police to physically subdue the population. Times, Sunday Times
  • Especially as it would probably deprive Tunisia of the chance to humble former oppressors France in the second round.
  • He encourages his followers to rise against the oppressors, which causes much consternation in the Vatican.
  • They fought their oppressors with any weapon they could lay hands on.
  • Mackshane, must now fall upon his shoulders, grew desperate at the prospect, and, though I never heard him swear before, imprecated dreadful curses on the heads of his oppressors, declaring that he would rather quit life altogether than be much longer under the power of such barbarians. The Adventures of Roderick Random
  • When the situation isn't between two individuals whose people have been in oppressor and victim roles -- MORE FROM GINNY BATES: ALLIE AND MARGIE
  • Less synthesizer, more sewer, the Atlantic — an ocean of filth in its own right, stepping-stone-less, lily-white-launching-pad welcome mat for pallid oppressor-rapists — has dipped its toes in a curdled consommé of croaking crepitus? Matthew Yglesias » Wednesday Regenerative Animal Blogging
  • By concentrating all evil in the oppressors, it absolves the victims from examining their own failings.
  • Bertulf, who had tyrannically usurped the provostship of St. Donatian's in Bruges, to which dignity was annexed the chancellorship of Flanders, and his wicked relations, the great oppressors of their country. The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March
  • He respects his enemy the hillsman and despises the soldier, who is in his eyes an alien and an oppressor. The Cossacks
  • This terrorism from below is undoubtedly evil, because it strikes at innocents to get back at an oppressor; but its evil is refracted through the objective reality of that oppressor.
  • Marxism and liberation theology condemn religion for supporting the status quo and legitimating the power of the oppressor.
  • Oppression gets psychologically inverted; the oppressor is the victim who is defending himself. The Volokh Conspiracy » Israeli Version of Ship Incident
  • The great national myths of Calvinist cultures are all of wars against imperialist oppressors: the Dutch against the Spanish, the Scots against the English; the Americans against the British.
  • As the death of the oppressor is a release, so much more is the death of the oppressed, Job iii. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
  • Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
  • If one likes, this could be called extensional self defense, since humans are acting on behalf of animals who are so vulnerable and oppressed they cannot fight back to attack or kill their oppressors. Who's Afraid of Jerry Vlasak?
  • Classical tyrannicide was valorized because it could remove the oppressor with the minimum force.
  • Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
  • Would-be oppressors have historically recruited whatever argument (s) are at hand to justify atrocity, whether based on the in-group's supposed superiority, the victim's supposed moral failings, supposed divine preferences, or plain amoral arbitrariness. Dochia On Analytical Egalitarianism, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • By the time her flatmates return from work, the victim has become the oppressor.
  • They refused to bend beneath the oppressor's yoke.

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