Usage examples for oppressed

  1. Moreover, his soul was oppressed because he had done Kari wrong in the past, and preferred Urco to him under the urging of that prince's mother. – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  2. His letter of credit troubled his peace of mind and oppressed him with an uneasy sense of wealth. – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  3. Was it this that oppressed her? – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  4. I had, however, scarcely set out ere the burning heat so oppressed my head, that I reeled back again to the north very ill. – Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso
  5. The night itself, as he looked forth on it, was not more dark; the wild thunder, as he listened to it, not more gloomy; the name of Goisvintha, as he thought on it, not more ominous of evil, than the sinister visions that now startled his imagination and oppressed his weary mind. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  6. The man oppressed by material wants is not in the best of moods for the more ambitious forms of moral adventure. – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken
  7. I remember every moment of the way, though I confess my fatigue oppressed me somewhat as the miles continued. – On Something by H. Belloc
  8. A dull, stunning feeling oppressed her- she was scarcely aware of the answers she made; but the Bishop appeared satisfied. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. She always had a kind word to say; Mrs. Lacy seemed brighter and less oppressed in the sound of her voice; everyone was more at ease; and when speaking to her, or waiting upon her, Lady Barbara was no longer stern in manner nor dry in voice. – Countess Kate by Charlotte M. Yonge
  10. Then she went away to the conservatory, feeling rather oppressed with the pity and sympathy, for which there was no call, and fervently wishing that David would not be so comfortable, for he ate a hearty dinner, laughed four times, and whistled as no heart- broken man would dream of doing. – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  11. But no member of the Jewish State will be oppressed, every man will be able and will wish to rise in it. – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
  12. She shivered; a moment before, she had been oppressed with the heat. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  13. A feeling like the consciousness of a horrible crime oppressed him; he shivered, and suddenly dreaded being left there alone with the corpse, beside which he could neither weep nor pray. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  14. The little party began to be oppressed by forebodings. – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  15. I write now instead of John, because he is so much oppressed. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  16. I am one of the oppressed. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. How it presents the portrait of an oppressed race! – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  18. The Knights of Labor organization, then very powerful, seemed to Clemens the salvation of oppressed humanity. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  19. When shall we find time to ease these heavy burdens of the poor and let the oppressed go free? – The Law and the Poor by Edward Abbott Parry
  20. I had been out almost the whole day, wandering hither and thither over the grass, and I felt hot and oppressed. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald