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oppressed

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  • v  come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
  • v  cause to suffer
  • s  burdened psychologically or mentally
    oppressed by a sense of failure

  • Once inside, scarce 10 among us could either go or well stand, such extreme weakness and sickness oppressed us, John Smith reported.
  • It may be time for a new oppressed minority to arise against the other oppressed minorities: the Nader's Raiders of ethnicity, blowing the whistle on narrow aims and self-serving .
  • Ne Win made his nation what it is today: poor, paranoid and oppressed.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 15, 2013 - Cynthia Tucker via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - MSN
  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - NBC NEWS
Quotes

  • Nelson Mandela in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • President Bush in FoxReno.com
    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...

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