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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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After walking to and fro in the room until I was weary, I thought of trying to divert my mind from the sad thoughts that oppressed it by reading.
As the night wore on, such a sense of heaviness oppressed my eyelids that it was literally impossible for me to open them--such a masterful languor possessed all my muscles that I could no more move on my pillow than if I had been a corpse.
THROUGHOUT history there have always been those that have been happy to stand by, and say and do nothing, while dictators and gangsters oppress and destroy their countries.
"...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.
INSTITUTIONS MAY OPPRESS people by restricting access to resources and opportunities needed for people to self-determine their lives (Weber, 2009; Young, 1990).
Author of numerous books on language, Dalzell turns this time to slang used by oppressed groups in the U.S., bringing readers face to face with the "lavender menace," revealing who'd be making a "moonlight requisition," and identifying the "blue-eyed devil." 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.
1 : to control or rule in a harsh or cruel way <The cruel ruler oppressed his people.>
It seems they fear that 'unlimited' spending by third parties during an election would harm "electoral fairness." They warned that there is a "danger" that "political advertising may manipulate or oppress the voters" (pretty oppressing reasons).
We prop up the regimes that oppress many of these unfortunates, then have to offer sanctuary.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
ISLAMABAD -- Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has said the civilized world should stand by the oppressed Kashmiri people and demonstrate their respect for humanity.
Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Prime Minister Imran Khan while representing the true aspirations of the nation has expressed his strong commitment to firmly stand by the oppressed Kashmiri people.
Dr Firdous said that Prime Minister Imran Khan while representing the true aspirations of the nation has expressed his strong commitment to firmly stand by the oppressed Kashmiri people.
SARGODHA -- The people in the city,on the call of Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday observed Kashmir hour to express complete solidarity with the oppressed people of Indian-occupied Kashmir.
A prominent seminary professor of philosophy and mysticism from Iran equating Palestine with Kashmir has expressed hope for a new horizon for the oppressed Kashmiri people who have never bowed before the Indian power and violence.