oppressed

[əpɹˈɛst], [əpɹˈɛst], [ə_p_ɹ_ˈɛ_s_t]

Definitions of oppressed:

  1.   Overburdened; depressed. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for oppressed:

  1. The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not 'Am I really that oppressed but 'Am I really that boring?' – Margaret Atwood
  2. I teach at Eastern University, which is highly committed to doing work among the poor and the oppressed peoples of the world. We have a special commitment to the city. – Tony Campolo
  3. Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed – Erica Jong
  4. Let's put one lie to rest for all time: the lie that men are oppressed too, by sexism -the lie that there can be such a thing as men's liberation groups. – Robin Morgan
  5. Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed to feel with them, one cannot understand. – Simone Weil

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. She shivered; a moment before, she had been oppressed with the heat. ” – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. “ I remember every moment of the way, though I confess my fatigue oppressed me somewhat as the miles continued. ” – On Something by H. Belloc
  6. The little party began to be oppressed by forebodings. ” – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  7. “ 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
  8. “ 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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