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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Abused or oppressed by people in power.

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  • Adjective : the downtrodden plebeians of ancient Rome
  • One of the Bible's best-known examples of how we are to embrace the downtrodden is in the parable of the Good Samaritan.
  • But to cloak one's personal gripes, however subconsciously, in the cloak of solidarity with all downtrodden is just plain disingenuous -- to use the nicest word.
  • Obituary > The downtrodden are the future: remembering Father Gerry Memorial for Father Jean-Juste Saturday, June 27, 7 p.m., at for more
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