Usage examples for oppress

  1. Add to this the fact that Theseus, for no wrong done to himself, but for the sake of others, fell upon these villains; but Romulus and Remus, as long as they themselves suffered no ill by the tyrant, permitted him to oppress all others. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. The monarchs in most countries, in France chiefly, sided with it whenever the nobles sought to oppress it, and its deputies were heard in the Parliaments of the various nations of Christendom. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  3. True he had gone now, but his shadow seemed to oppress her still. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  4. And woe to you if he come not; and woe to you if you oppress the true believers in your realm. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  5. Its issues oppress that ancient people to- day, and its promises are not yet exhausted. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  6. He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place where he shall choose, in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best, thou shalt not oppress him. – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  7. She walked from room to room and sat for a few moments in each, realising that the coldness, the dingy look of the furniture, and the empty silence had no longer the power to oppress her. – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  8. Only that which lives and of which the life is beautiful can reconcile us to those surroundings which would otherwise offend our sense of harmony, or oppress us with a dullness even more deadly than mere ugliness can ever be. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  9. A strange silence seemed to oppress the room. – Original Short Stories, Volume 12 (of 13) by Guy de Maupassant Last Updated: February 13, 2009
  10. Now, that it may not seem as if Christians care more for the human than the divine, they should obey even tyrants in things, that only oppress the body, and pay taxes to them, so that the Gospel may not be reviled on their account. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  11. Some anxiety concerning something apart from her patients seemed to oppress her. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. The court- house air did not oppress him. – Six Women by Victoria Cross
  13. Kollomietzev had come away on a two months' leave to look after his estate, that is, to threaten and oppress his peasants a little more. – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  14. The workmen and the capitalist would so shade into each other- would so evidently have a common interest, and their difficulties and distresses would be mutually so well understood that, instead of combining to oppress one another, the only combination which could exist would be a most powerful union between both parties to overcome their common difficulties. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
  15. How could the Celt be loyal to the Anglo- Norman, who lived only to oppress him, to drive him from his ancestral home, and then to brand him with the foul name of rebel, if he dared resist? – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  16. It is the King's folk who are to blame,- the King's folk who want to oppress the people with unjust taxes, that they may live in greater grandeur. – A Flock of Girls and Boys by Nora Perry
  17. Philip was accordingly deposed justly, legally formally justly, because it had become necessary to abjur a monarch who was determined not only to oppress; but to exterminate his people; legally, because he had habitually violated the constitutions which he had sworn to support; formally, because the act was done in the name of the people, by the body historically representing the people. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  18. Things begin to oppress me so! – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. Arnold's letter ran as follows: The memory of that scene yesterday will oppress me forever. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. A fatal blow is aimed against my heart; A blow which threatens to oppress my house. – Mary Stuart A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller