oppressed oppressed  /ə ˈprɛst/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) burdened psychologically or mentally

Usage(s):

  1. Once inside, scarce 10 among us could either go or well stand, such extreme weakness and sickness oppressed us, John Smith reported.
  2. Ne Win made his nation what it is today: poor, paranoid and oppressed.
  3. Consciously or not, every oppressed people or group with a cause has practiced what Gandhi preached.

News

  1. NATION SHOULD WELCOME DARKENING DEMOGRAPHIC

    Norman Rockwell is dead. So is his America.If you find that declaration sad, or possibly slanderous, you probably have fond memories of "the way we were" during a supposedly kinder and gentler time before the civil rights movement, women's lib and cellphones. If you don't shed tears over that America, you may have grown up as I did -- oppressed by the strictures of a social and political system ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Cynthia Tucker via Yahoo! News

  2. Aesha, three years later

    Three years after her photograph appeared on the cover of TIME magazine and became a symbol for oppressed women in Afghanistan, Aesha Mohammadzai has made incredible strides recovering from the night when her father-in-law, husband and in-laws cut off her nose and parts of her ears.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: MSN

  3. Aesha, three years later: 'I'm a very lucky girl'

    Three years after her photograph appeared on the cover of TIME magazine and became a symbol for oppressed women in Afghanistan, Aesha Mohammadzai has made incredible strides recovering from the night when her father-in-law, husband and in-laws cut off her nose and parts of her ears.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "Where there is poverty and sickness including AIDS, where human beings are being oppressed, there is more work to be done," Mandela said. "Our work is for freedom for all. We say tonight after nearly 90 years of life, it is time for new...
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Nelson Mandela Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "After immigrating to America more than six decades ago, he worked to help oppressed people around the world have the opportunity to live in freedom," Bush said. "As the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress, Tom was a living reminder...
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FoxReno.com

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