Definition of Oppresses

1. Verb. (third-person singular of oppress) ¹



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Definition of Oppresses

1. oppress [v] - See also: oppress

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oppresses

opposition parry
opposition research
oppositional
oppositional disorder
oppositionist
oppositionists
oppositions
oppositipetalous
oppositisepalous
oppositive
oppositive case
opposum
opposure
oppress
oppressed
oppresses (current term)
oppressest
oppresseth
oppressing
oppressingly
oppression
oppressions
oppressive
oppressively
oppressiveness
oppressor
oppressors
oppressour
oppressure
opprest

Literary usage of Oppresses

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1. The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index, and by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1853)
"... all that anguish which we may feel from any evil that actually oppresses us, to which I may likewise add those little cracklings of mirth and folly that ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1880)
"The character of Theodosius imposed on his minister the task of hypocrisy, which disguised, and sometimes restrained, nc oppresses .... t • i • •> ii • the ..."

3. War Inconsistent with the Religion of Jesus Christ by David Low Dodge, Edwin Doak Mead (1905)
"WAR IS INHUMAN, AS IT oppresses THE POOR To oppress the poor is everywhere in the Scriptures considered as a great sin : " For the oppression of the poor, ..."

4. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Proverbs by Crawford Howell Toy (1899)
"and no bread, that is, a poor man who oppresses etc. is etc. But in Pr. (or in OT.) a poor man is not conceived of as an oppressor of the poor, ..."

5. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1803)
"... waits for their arrival,—a rapidity in execution, that like lightning oppresses his foes while they are merged in 'luxury or .slumbering in indolence; ..."

6. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises , and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1838)
"2. breathes unto the Lord for thy deliverance ; and in order that thou mayest be delivered from that which so oppresses thee in spirit, or stands in thy way ..."

7. The Light of Nature Pursued by Abraham Tucker, Henry Paulet St. John Mildmay (1831)
"... for the least trouble in the performance oppresses it, the slightest cross accident withers it up, or sensual pleasures and engagements blow it quite ..."

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