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Usage examples for Oppressing

  1. There lay the secret of the horror which was now oppressing her soul. – The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac
  2. She could neither move nor cry out for a moment, but she sat like one turned into stone with that sense of suffocation oppressing her, and that horrible pain in her heart. – Miss McDonald by Mary J. Holmes
  3. It might hope through its display of opposition and its own suffering to appeal to the sense of fair play of the group that was oppressing it. – Introduction to Non-Violence by Theodore Paullin
  4. The place itself was not dear to him, but there was rising in his heart so strong a feeling of hatred against those who were oppressing him that it seemed to him almost a duty to punish them by continued possession of the property. – Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope
  5. Whilst the terror of the Cheap Jack was still oppressing him, he had feared to open any communication with the past, for fear the wretched couple who were supposed to be his parents should discover and reclaim him. – Jan of the Windmill by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  6. From a fresh point of view he saw her countless deprivations, binding her, thwarting her, oppressing her on all sides by continual denial. – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed
  7. Against this myth, and the consequent idol of grammar worshipped as a thing which has not only the right, but the means also, of controlling and oppressing the creative spontaneity of speech, teachers should be constantly on their guard, if they feel bound to respect and protect the spirituality of culture. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile
  8. I said he did not know the Governor if he thought he could ever grow tired of oppressing. – William Tell Told Again by P. G. Wodehouse
  9. The Sergeant- Major's impatience was barely concealed; those returns were oppressing him horribly. – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  10. How much money can a man honestly earn without wronging or oppressing some other man? – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  11. They went on conquering and oppressing all the nations of the earth, and making them their slaves. – Sermons on National Subjects by Charles Kingsley
  12. It was there- in the background- a dim, floating purpose, never once oppressing me, never forcing its way forward in my mind for more definite consideration, and only showing itself at all in a vague, lurid glow which seemed to change even the shapes of all the gruesome surroundings of my dismal walk. – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. Phil explained that Pietro was the padrone's nephew and assisted in oppressing the boys. – Phil the Fiddler by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  14. The world's sorrows were oppressing you like a nightmare. – Windyridge by W. Riley
  15. A tall, slender figure comes to meet him, quickly, and at the same time hesitatingly, evidently urged forward by hearty compassion, and yet held back by that oppressing timidity and reverence with which noble natures approach a great pain. – Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin
  16. But with the Governments who have declared their independence and maintained it, and whose independence we have, on great consideration and on just principles, acknowledged, we could not view any interposition for the purpose of oppressing them, or controlling in any other manner their destiny, by any European power in any other light than as the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States. – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson
  17. They received gifts of land, and the priests, so bribed, allied themselves with the heathen masters, and aided further in oppressing the people. – The Story of Russia by R. Van Bergen
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