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Oppression meaning

oppression - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. the act of subjugating by cruelty; " the tyrant's oppression of the people"
  2. 2. the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: " after years of oppression they finally revolted"
  3. 3. The act of oppressing, or state of being oppressed.
  4. 4. That which oppresses; a hardship or injustice; cruelty; severity; tyranny.
  5. 5. A sense of heaviness or obstruction in the body or mind; depression; dullness; lassitude; as, an oppression of spirits; an oppression of the lungs.
  6. 6. Act of oppressing; severity; tyranny.

oppression - examples of usage

  1. Their army too, being divided into different cantonments over the country, while it extended their oppression, exposed their weakness. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. Then there was the long breakfast, and the reception, and, as I say, it seemed as if centuries were rolling over my head in each five minutes, but now it was all done with; the burden of other's society had slipped from us, and the weight of my own oppression I seemed to have left, together with the sullen heat of town air. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. It was a great relief when, with a deep breath and a shake, akin to a horse's when the flies won't take a hint, Fenwick flung off the oppression, whatever it was, and came back into the living world on a stepping- stone of the back- talk. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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