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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To keep down through harsh rule.

Usage examples (31)
  • Over time the oppressed people banded together to improve their situation.
  • To oppress is bad enough, but to love to do so is much worse.
  • It is said that the oppressor shall be depress though by people praised, and that the oppress is at rest though by people blamed.
  • Slow-springing for th 'oppress'd and poor, and ripen'd now to deeds? for more
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