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- n. Someone who oppresses another or others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who oppresses; one who imposes unjust burdens on others; one who harasses others with unjust laws or unreasonable severity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who oppresses, or exercises undue severity in the use of power or authority.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures
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Indian authorities have filed charges against Kashmiri education officials over a textbook that has the word "oppressor" next to a sketch resembling an Indian police officer.
Oppression gets psychologically inverted; the oppressor is the victim who is defending himself.
And the oppressor is always to blame for the oppression they commit.
SRINAGAR, India - Indian authorities have filed charges against Kashmir education officials over a textbook for first graders that illustrates the word "oppressor" with a sketch resembling an Indian police officer.
As the death of the oppressor is a release, so much more is the death of the oppressed, Job iii.
In fantasy stories the oppressor becomes savior, in reality the oppressor is only replaced by a new oppressor.
But this time the oppressor is one of them, a nominally Socialist outfit.
"When the situation isn't between two individuals whose people have been in oppressor and victim roles --"
Ask the herds and the flocks to whom they belong, and they will tell you that such a robber, such an oppressor, is their owner: the fishes and fowls will tell you that they are served up to the tables, and feed the luxury, of proud sinners.
As the reign of a tyrant and oppressor is a foil to set off the succeeding reign of a just and gentle prince and to make it the more illustrious, so doth the reign of sin set off the reign of grace.
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