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Sentence count:136+6 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2017-02-23Updated:2020-07-24
Synonym: burdensomedictatorialdomineeringharshoverbearingseveretyrannicalunjustSimilar words: oppressionexpressiveimpressiveoppressoppressoroppressedsuppressionaggressiveMeaning: [ə'presɪv]  adj. 1. weighing heavily on the senses or spirit 2. marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior. 
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1, Around them the darkness was absolute, the silence oppressive.
2, The oppressive afternoon heat had quite tired him out.
3, The political situation has grown increasingly oppressive.
4, The new laws will be just as oppressive as those they replace.
5, This country still had a deeply oppressive, unequal and divisive political system.
6, The silence between them started to grow oppressive.
7, The heat in the tropics can be oppressive.
8, Another oppressive night descended.
9, We were unable to sleep because of the oppressive heat.
10, The oppressive heat and humidity make that smell stronger.
11, It was even dimmer here,[] and more oppressive.
12, The silence in the meeting was becoming oppressive.
13, Summers in Houston can be oppressive.
14, They have worked in sleet, in downpours, in oppressive Washington heat.
15, The Royal Commission rejected that solution as too oppressive, smacking of government censorship.
16, They had all the evidence that a less oppressive environment was not effective.
17, That night John escaped from the oppressive gloom of Sloane Crescent and embarked on an evening-long drinking spree.
18, An excess of house plants in a small flat can be oppressive.
19, My desire to be rich was an insane, unwholesome, oppressive desire.
20, The people are still struggling for liberation from a brutal, oppressive regime.
21, The country is in the grip of an extremely oppressive regime.
22, The public has reacted in this way because they felt a great relief at the overthrow of an oppressive and unpopular regime.
23, The citizens of Kwangju rose in rebellion against the oppressive regime.
24, A pair of collared doves were moaning in the trees overhead; the day was absolutely still - sunless and oppressive.
25, Paige, released from her duties[], stepped out of the house into the oppressive humidity of a looming tropical storm.
26, In the eastern Pyrenees the high summer temperature can be oppressive.
27, The day was unusually hot for late April and a still, almost oppressive air hung over the forest.
28, Indeed, the struggle for a more just society has historically entailed constant protest and demonstration to change oppressive laws.
29, Identification with the community is even consistent with hostility to its laws, if those are thought to be oppressive or unfair.
30, At the very least, they could organize to fight the oppressive way in which science gets done.
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