oppress


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subjugate

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depress

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to do a wrong to; treat unjustly

to make sad or gloomy

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come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority

cause to suffer

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Foul and filthy as the room is, foul and filthy as the air is, it is not easy to perceive what fumes those are which most oppress the senses in it; but through the general sickliness and faintness, and the odour of stale tobacco, there comes into the lawyer's mouth the bitter, vapid taste of opium.
A thousand alarming presentiments of evil to her beloved Catherine from this terrific separation must oppress her heart with sadness, and drown her in tears for the last day or two of their being together; and advice of the most important and applicable nature must of course flow from her wise lips in their parting conference in her closet.
But virtue will never destroy what is virtuous; nor can what is right be the ruin of the state: therefore such a law can never be right, nor can the acts of a tyrant ever be wrong, for of necessity they must all be just; for he, from his unlimited power, compels every one to obey his command, as the multitude oppress the rich.
sire, if I be indeed so, and if my eyes are indeed full of tears, I am sorrowful only at the sadness which seems to oppress your majesty.
White Fang knew the law well: TO OPPRESS THE WEAK AND OBEY THE STRONG.
If you are a tyrant by nature, the temptation is strong, I allow; but no generous mind delights to oppress the weak, but rather to cherish and protect.
I don't oppress her; but it's so confounded flat to be always cherishing and protecting; and then, how can I tell that I am oppressing her when she "melts away and makes no sign"?
If the church of God does not speak out against structures that enslave and oppress people, then it is merely paying lip service to the teaching of Jesus about good news for the poor," he told delegates.
Unity against oppression is born in our willingness to help fight the things that oppress others, in addition to the things that oppress our own.
INSTITUTIONS MAY OPPRESS people by restricting access to resources and opportunities needed for people to self-determine their lives (Weber, 2009; Young, 1990).
In the process of defining hundreds of slang terms, the author argues that slang has an important role in promoting group solidarity among the oppressed, showing resistance to the people and institutions that oppress them, and giving group members the respect they don't find elsewhere.
If peace is defined as the cessation of violence, then the target audience should be those in possession of weapons of mass destruction who deploy stereotypical language to undermine those they seek to oppress.
They warned that there is a "danger" that "political advertising may manipulate or oppress the voters" (pretty oppressing reasons).
It is the commandment not to oppress the stranger, widow, orphan and the poor: ``You shall love the stranger as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt'' (Leviticus 19:33- 34).
We prop up the regimes that oppress many of these unfortunates, then have to offer sanctuary.