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  • n  a feeling of being oppressed
  • n  unwelcome burdensome difficulty

  • T-Men, Reign of Terror and He Walked by Night may not be the most satisfying of film noir tales, but they are surely the noiriest in their artful oppressiveness, their .
  • In the above photo, the crowd is sprayed with water, to relieve the oppressiveness of the heat.
  • The Renaissance, modern science, the Age of Adventure, and capitalist enterprise were all revolts against the spiritual and intellectual oppressiveness of the medieval period.
News & Articles

  • Sales of '1984' Skyrocket, but Why?
    Sales of “1984,” George Orwell’s 1949 classic novel about the oppressiveness of government overreach, have risen over 3,000 percent on Amazon since the country learned of the U.S. government surveillance programs. As of noon today, the book had jumped to 194 on the bestseller list,...        
    June 11, 2013 - ABC News
  • Sales of Orwell's '1984' Increase as Details of NSA Scandal Emerge
    Sales of “1984,” George Orwell’s 1949 classic novel about the oppressiveness of government overreach, have risen over 3,000 percent on Amazon since the country learned of the U.S. government surveillance programs. As of noon today, the book had jumped to 194 on the bestseller list,...
    June 11, 2013 - ABC News via Yahoo! News
  • Abigail Heyman, 70, feminist photojournalist
    NEW YORK — Abigail Heyman, a photographer whose stark portraits of women at work, at home, and at weddings gave a visual concreteness to feminist doctrine of the 1970s about the oppressiveness of traditional female roles, died May 28 at her home in Manhattan. She was 70.        
    June 11, 2013 - Boston Globe
Quotes

  • Steven Weinberg in Ha'aretz
    In his letter of withdrawal, Weinberg wrote that, "given the history of the attacks on Israel and the oppressiveness and aggressiveness of other countries in the Middle East and elsewhere, boycotting Israel indicated a moral blindness for which it...
  • Randy David in Inquirer.net
    Sociologist Randy David said it best, yesterday: "The old values that used to mitigate the oppressiveness of feudal power-self-restraint, the value of friendship, loyalty, word of honor, etc.-are fading away. What is replacing the grip of Old World...

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