Definitions

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  • v. oppress, suppress, exploit, persecute, step down on; put down; denigrate, subjugate
  • adj. downtrodden; abused by superior power

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Trodden down; trampled down; abused by superior power.

Etymologies

From down- +‎ trod (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And having an entire group of people constantly waiting in the wings to downtrod even the slightest POSITIVE moves does not help matters.

    Top House Republican slams Obama over stimulus, jobs

  • I felt the surge of me Irish, thinking of all the other inequities the Brits had visited on our poor downtrod people, time out of mind, of me family that was gunmen during the Rebellion - the great-uncles Bob, and Michael, whose own name I bear.

    Confessions of an I.R.A. Terrorist

  • They cast the dignity of man from their downtrod selves upon the shoulders of

    The American Scholar

  • And she rippled on about the freedom of her soul and her downtrod sisters and this here New Dawn.

    Somewhere in Red Gap

  • "Well, Curly, how are you enjoying yourself now in this hard and downtrod position that life has gave to you?"

    The Man Next Door

  • "Now, we ain't downtrod none in this country," finally began Doc

    Heart's Desire

  • "Sir, I must ask you -- is he not the frien 'of the poor and downtrod?"

    Bonaventure A Prose Pastoral of Acadian Louisiana

  • They cast the dignity of man from their downtrod selves upon the shoulders of a hero, and will perish to add one drop of blood to make that great heart beat, those giant sinews combat and conquer.

    Nature: Addresses and Lectures (1849)

  • A child going to residen - quota system help in the short or tial schools is likely to graduate long term to help the downtrod - with a probability of near - den people belonging to eco - ly100\% and is likely to go for nomically and socially back - professional college with a high ward classes? probability of 80\%, whereas a child attending a poor or aver - age government schools is Shocking revelations of dread - likely to complete high school ful quality in rural schools by with 25\% to 35\% probability Pratham's ASER: Dr. Bhamy V Shenoy and he or she is likely to have less than 1\% chance of attend - Since 2005, Pratham ing a professional or degree has been conducting ASER college.

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