oppress

All Verb Noun
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  • Give all the power to the few and they will oppress the many. Cited from The Constitution of the United States, by James M. Beck
  • Do you know why sin has been oppressing you for so long? Cited from The Road to Damascus, by August Strindberg
  • If its dark side alone be regarded, it oppresses the very soul of man. Cited from History of the French Revolution, by F.A.M Mignet
  • Neither let any one suppose himself spiritual because material life or material duties oppress him. Cited from The Elements of Character, by Mary G. Chandler
  • If God was hard on them, why should not man oppress and ill-use them? Cited from The Good News of God, by Charles Kingsley
  • They could not oppress them if they wanted to do so. Cited from What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, by William Graham Sumner
  • When was I found to oppress a poor man for love of a rich? Cited from Carlyle's "History of Friedrich II of Prussia V 21
  • Without being able to determine their own path, they believed they would continue to be oppressed.
  • If he have not gained their confidence, they will think that he is oppressing them. Cited from Confucian Analects, by James Legge
  • It's people like you who oppressed and killed my people.
  • When a man gives up self, his past sins will no longer oppress him. Cited from Unspoken Sermons, by George MacDonald
  • She oppresses the girls and holds them near prisoner in their own home.
  • If a sovereign oppresses his people, they will rise and cut off his head. Cited from Obiter Dicta, by Augustine Birrell
  • The feelings which will then oppress your heart, will remain with you for weeks and months. Cited from The Child at Home, by John S.C. Abbott
  • He also runs an education trust which funds the education of the oppressed.
  • The situation now is one where the oppressed are no longer prepared to accept this.
  • He clearly wished both to change and to oppress as little as he could. Cited from William the Conqueror, by E.A. Freeman
  • But at length the still, cold presence of forms no longer of this earth began to oppress me. Cited from Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 419, New Series, Jan 10, 1852
  • You have made a good fight against the slavery that used to oppress you. Cited from Editorials from the Hearst Newspapers by Brisbane
  • Nations that don't have a full-time army are less likely to oppress citizens.
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Meaning of oppress

  • verb Come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    The government oppresses political activists