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weighing heavily on the senses or spirit

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marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior

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His warnings of the hazards of ``doublespeak'' and other forms of linguistic abuse were repeatedly referred to by many on the left, who protested at the time against what they viewed as our government's cynical, misleading and even dangerous manipulation of the English language as an instrument of oppressive social and political control.
PHOTO Tom Kite contends with the oppressive heat in a pract ice round Wednesday at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.
Photo (1) "We have a moral obligation to fight against the unfair and oppressive.
These statements are also a reflection of their naivete as they are unaware of the historical fact that no nation striving for its freedom has ever been and can ever be suppressed by military might and oppressive controls,' he said.
The Comic Relief founder described the BBC as "an oppressive institution" that has to change, adding: "I worked at the BBC for 35 years before I had a meting with anyone who looks like me.
THIS government has a responsibility to ban the cruel and oppressive cages that are used by the shooting industry to incarcerate pheasants and partridges for breeding purposed.
NNA - Syria's Parliamentary elections on Wednesday are a "sham" organized by "an oppressive regime," France's foreign ministry said on, adding that viable elections could only take place after a political transition and new constitution.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Prime Minister and ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Chairman Ahmet Davutoy-lu has rejected accusations of oppression made by Mahsun KyrmyzygE-l, the singer and film director behind a number of critically acclaimed movies, saying nobody has ever witnessed him or his government engaging in oppressive acts.
OPPRESSIVE When it really does hurt, is afterwards.
He said that the puppet authorities and their masters in India were frustrated by the successful and peaceful election-boycott campaign of JKLF and other Hurriyet organizations and had started a spree of arrests and other oppressive measures against the peaceful political movement.
Month after month we see, hear and read of terrible atrocities carried out by oppressive regimes in foreign lands, but so little is done by this ineffectual so-called 'policeman of the world' to bring the suffering of the innocent civilians involved to an end.
If we open up these statistics to include oppressive management, the impact to our bottom line is staggering.
The revolution in Egypt is the cornerstone for the Arab Spring, which started days after Tunisia and then it was followed by Libya and Yemen and now the revolution in Syria against its oppressive regime," Mursi said in his address.
In his speech before the Non-Aligned Movement Summit at the Iranian capital of Tehran Thursday, Morsi called for immediate stop of bloodshed in Syria, expressing solidarity with Syrians who are struggling against an oppressive regime.
PAUL DI RESTA is braced to battle the oppressive temperatures at the Malaysia Grand Prix tomorrow.