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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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I share with you this sense of oppressive narrowness; but it is necessary that we should feel it, if we care to understand how it acted on the lives of Tom and Maggie,--how it has acted on young natures in many generations, that in the onward tendency of human things have risen above the mental level of the generation before them, to which they have been nevertheless tied by the strongest fibres of their hearts.
The place, by the by, was very stuffy and oppressive, and the faint halitus of freshly shed blood was in the air.
The heat oppressive to suffocation--the gnats hummed and stung unceasingly--the "miserabili" without whined and moaned in their sleep.
The first place I came to was Salisbury, where I got into the service of a gentleman belonging to the law, and one of the best gentlemen that ever I knew, for he was not only good to me, but I know a thousand good and charitable acts which he did while I staid with him; and I have known him often refuse business because it was paultry and oppressive.
Again, half unconsciously, he listened, and again he found the silence oppressive.
The tbook also examines the series of oppressive anti-homosexual laws that have been enacted and looks at how homosexuality and sexuality in general have become politicized.
We want to tell him that his army, forces, police and other agencies have tried all oppressive tactics for the past 70 years including brutal killings, disappearances, arrests, torture, rampaging of localities, humiliation of youth and elders, reign of terror against unarmed civilians, intimidations and bullying but have failed to suppress Kashmiri sentiments and passion for freedom because defeating peoples sentiments is not possible for any one.
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.