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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of downpress.

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Examples

  • Reggae evolved as a music of the 'downpressed', but exhorted its listeners to heed the message of redemption in Rastafarian beliefs, as well as escape, not the ghetto, but Babylon -- the system.

    Between Rap and Reggae

  • What, in fact, was all that downpressed mood of despair and reprobation, which we saw in his youth, but the outcome of pre-eminent thoughtful gentleness, affections too keen and fine?

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • To hypocrites and tailored quacks in high places, his eyes are lightning; but they melt in dewy pity softer than a mother's to the downpressed, maltreated; in his heart, in his great thought, is a sanctuary for all the wretched.

    Past and Present

  • To hypocrites and tailored quacks in high places his eyes are lightning; but they melt in dewy pity softer than a mother's to the downpressed, maltreated; in his heart, in his great thought, is a sanctuary for all the wretched.

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

  • It may have reaped political benefits - it may have encouraged the half-hearted, emboldened the downpressed, inspired the imprisoned etc. - messianic beliefs have power and impact.

    Kasama

  • The First notes notes of "Find A.ay" take you to A. Pablo's sound, but then the songs morphs into Devastator's own stamp encouraging the downpressed to stand up for themselves and "Fly A.ay."

    Jammin Reggae Archives

  • I am here on behalf of the people who are downpressed and downtrodden.

    Broward-Palm Beach New Times | Complete Issue

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