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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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She had found him a pleasant companion, light-hearted, fond of music and fun, polite and considerate, appreciative of her talents, quick-witted without being oppressively clever, and, as a married man, disinterested in his attentions.
It was very silent and lonely there in the desert, oppressively so indeed.
Each was oppressively conscious of the other's presence, even to the finger-ends.
During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher.
The atmosphere felt oppressively close, and was tainted with gaseous odors which had been tormented forth by the processes of science.
On entering his room I found Holmes in animated conversation with two men, one of whom I recognised as Peter Jones, the official police agent, while the other was a long, thin, sad-faced man, with a very shiny hat and oppressively respectable frock-coat.
And her picture of the minutely hierarchical constitution of the society of that city, which she presented to him in many different lights, was, to Winterbourne's imagination, almost oppressively striking.
A 2018 report by Human Rights Watch puts it bluntly: "Turkmenistan is one of the world's most isolated and oppressively governed countries.
Head of MFA classified the Marginalization Forces as those live in Darfur, South Kordofan, Central, East, Far North, Dams affected people in Kajbar, and those oppressively sacked from civil service and others.
The laughter, the mood swings, the road trips, the sleepovers, the dinners, the turn-ups, theudaku, the Central Park chilling- haha, the looong- and oppressively hot- afternoon classes.
But it is also a fact that the cellular phone industry has oppressively been taxed and there was a need for rationalization of these taxes.
Georgia manages to look impossibly, nauseatingly glossy with her bouncing pony tail and dewy skin despite her oppressively hot, unsanitary and poverty-striken surroundings.
Exploding demand for talkies marooned these directors on oppressively audio-centric sets, their fluid storytelling and camera techniques straitjacketed by primitive recording technology, their whirring cameras encased in glass, and their actors riveted to spots near hidden microphones.
To escape her oppressively boring life, Juanita fantasizes about Blair Underwood, an American television star, but when this starts to wear thin, she takes a Greyhound coach to a virtually unknown town where a meeting with uppity chef Jess Gardner (Adam Beach), sets in motion a chain of magical events.
'So in the end [the bill that became] Republic Act 11235, it is utterly oppressively, discriminatory, and unconstitutional.'