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- adj. Subject to oppression.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of oppress.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having excessive or unfair burdens imposed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry, debruised.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. burdened psychologically or mentally
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Iranian state media say Iranian activists are preparing to send a flotilla to Bahrain next week to show solidarity with what they call the "oppressed people" of the majority Shi'ite Gulf island state.
The inadequacy of federal, state, and local support for poor children in Mississippi is underlined by this startling fact: The after-school tutoring and reading programs in Quitman and three other Delta counties are financed by what is essentially foreign aid, The Bernard van Leer Foundation of the Netherlands -- which focuses on children and families in what it refers to as oppressed societies.
PAC military wing, APLA commander, Mr Romero Daniels, said if killings of black people continue, Apla may be forced to retaliate on behalf of what he called the oppressed, SABC radio news reports.
On the other hand, certain oppressed groups want to oppress other oppressed groups.
OK, so she has some causes near and dear to her heart. (and working for the downtrodden/oppressed is so anti-Christian).
But what often happens with the oppressed is that they learn through their oppression to oppress others.
Since then, bacteria have entered the social consciousness of humanity, but still remain oppressed by a system that ignores and abuses them.
So the champion of the oppressed is reduced to ripping off the homeless and trashing buildings in his campaign for self-aggrandizement.
Enlisting people in a struggle for liberation without exaggerating the ways in which they're oppressed is a challenge for any civil-rights movement.
We know only too well that when a man's very blood has been consumed or his intestines wasted away through his work, his soul must have lain oppressed in darkness, rendered insensible, or, it may be, killed within him.