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- v. obsolete Simple past tense and past participle of oppress.
“His powerful aid, and calls the opprest his friends.”
“You know that Weston was formerly in the same state with Cowper, and you likewise know that he is subject to that calamity when opprest with care and business.”
“And the guilt-burthened Soul is no longer opprest.”
““Have patience with me till to-morrow,” said he, and they granted him the delay he sought; whereupon he went away, sore concerned for what had betided him and knowing not how he should do, and sat down in a solitary place heart-heavy, care-full, thought-opprest.”
“I was opprest by a noisome suffocating smell; and perceiving that the grated door was unfastened, I thought that I might possibly effect my escape.”
“At length She opened her eyes, but still opprest and bewildered by the effects of the strong opiate,”
“She confirmed the arguments which Himself had already used: She declared Antonia to have been deceived by the wandering of her brain, by the Spleen which opprest her at the moment, and by the natural turn of her mind to superstition, and the marvellous.”
“That still we thinke our hearts would breake with sorrowes so opprest.”
“(For through the head the body strait with sorowes is opprest:)”
“Painting his wants by sicknes pale and wan; With other griefes, that others force opprest, Aduising stay, (as what is but they can,) Whilst he that fate to come, and past, nere feard, Concludes to stay till strength decayd repaird.”
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