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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of oppress.

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Examples

  • But if someone is saying that Kremlin oppresses poor Chechens, I think that it is too soft against them.

    Global Voices in English » Belarus, Russia: Bloggers React to Graphic Chechen War Video

  • These beginnings of summer, always so alike, deluded me into thinking that in spite of my occasional fears my childhood would be indefinitely prolonged; but I no longer felt "joy at waking;" a sort of disquietude, such as oppresses one when he has left his duty undone, weighed upon me more and more heavily each morning when I thought that time was flying, that the vacation would soon be over, and that I still lacked the courage to come to a decision in regard to my future.

    The Story of a Child

  • If politics isnt the explantory factor, then Obama and dems doesnt understand the govt of Iran is a tyranny that oppresses the Iranian people.

    Congress overwhelmingly approves Iran resolutions

  • Feminists charge that Christianity promotes a patriarchal religion, which oppresses women and steals their potential.

    17 « November « 2009 « Dating Jesus

  • The women are too naive and inexperienced to know that they are engaging in an ancient system that oppresses women.

    Alice Walker: On Finding Your Bliss Interview by Evelyn C. White

  • Why does she use intangible phrases along the lines of her father being an Islamist who oppresses her for being a female?

    Global Voices in English » Egypt: Heba Mohammed Najeeb – between a rock and a hard place

  • One might say that the true subject of the horror genre is the struggle for recognition of all that our civilization represses or oppresses, its reemergence dramatized, as in our nightmares, as an object of horror, a matter for terror, and the happy ending (when it exists) typically signifying the restoration of repression.

    January 2010

  • Feminists charge that Christianity promotes a patriarchal religion, which oppresses women and steals their potential.

    Here we go again « Dating Jesus

  • One might say that the true subject of the horror genre is the struggle for recognition of all that our civilization represses or oppresses, its reemergence dramatized, as in our nightmares, as an object of horror, a matter for terror, and the happy ending (when it exists) typically signifying the restoration of repression.

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  • If that is true, what is that woman supposed to do when this law turns into a cold blade on her throat and instead of protecting her, oppresses her?

    Global Voices in English » Egypt: Heba Mohammed Najeeb – between a rock and a hard place

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