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burdened psychologically or mentally

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This man rose from a private station to be Prince of Syracuse, nor did he, either, owe anything to fortune but opportunity; for the Syracusans, being oppressed, chose him for their captain, afterwards he was rewarded by being made their prince.
An oppressed class under the sway of the feudal nobility, an armed and self-governing association in the mediaeval commune; here independent urban republic (as in Italy and Germany), there taxable "third estate" of the monarchy (as in France), afterwards, in the period of manufacture proper, serving either the semi-feudal or the absolute monarchy as a counterpoise against the nobility, and, in fact, corner-stone of the great monarchies in general, the bourgeoisie has at last, since the establishment of Modern Industry and of the world-market, conquered for itself, in the modern representative State, exclusive political sway.
Hitherto, every form of society has been based, as we have already seen, on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes.
I ascended, I ascended, I dreamt, I thought,--but everything oppressed me.
And I'm oppressed and humiliated that they won't engage me at the Foundling," the old prince said again, to the huge delight of Turovtsin, who in his mirth dropped his asparagus with the thick end in the sauce.
He who can peruse it without a tearful eye, a heaving breast, an afflicted spirit,-- without being filled with an unutterable abhorrence of slavery and all its abettors, and animated with a determination to seek the immediate overthrow of that execrable system,--without trembling for the fate of this country in the hands of a righteous God, who is ever on the side of the oppressed, and whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save,--must have a flinty heart, and be qualified to act the part of a trafficker "in slaves and the souls of men.
Be faithful, be vigilant, be untiring in your efforts to break every yoke, and let the oppressed go free.
Meanwhile Cedric and Athelstane, the leaders of the troop, conversed together on the state of the land, on the dissensions of the royal family, on the feuds and quarrels among the Norman nobles, and on the chance which there was that the oppressed Saxons might be able to free themselves from the yoke of the Normans, or at least to elevate themselves into national consequence and independence, during the civil convulsions which were likely to ensue.
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.
One of the pedagogical struggles often articulated by critical pedagogists is that the oppressed student does not always understand the ways in which oppression has become part of their everyday lives (Giroux, 1983).
1 : to control or rule in a harsh or cruel way <The cruel ruler oppressed his people.
What I do care about is people and the sort of people who are being oppressed, told where to go, where to live, when to work, etc, just for the country to show off with some running and jumping.
Borrowing from the legacy of feminist and multicultural theories, various counseling fields have applied portions of empowerment theory to their work with oppressed clients.
Thompson's comment about a "freaking" cow is just too similar to the comments that have oppressed humans, as if the cow has no value as a living being.
The global democratic revolution had lit a fire in the minds of oppressed women throughout Muslim Central Asia.