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  • n  fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
  • n  an oppressive power
    under the yoke of a tyrant
    they threw off the yoke of domination
  • n  two items of the same kind
  • n  a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke
    pulled by a yoke of oxen
  • n  support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end
  • n  a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
  • n  stable gear that joins two draft animals at the neck so they can work together as a team
  • v  become joined or linked together
  • v  link with or as with a yoke
    yoke the oxen together
  • v  put a yoke on or join with a yoke

  • For all King did to free blacks from the yoke of segregation, whites may owe him the greatest debt, for liberating them from the burden of America's centuries-old hypocrisy about .
  • Steven Pressman, author of a scathing 1993 biography of Erhard, calls that slick corporate maneuvering: "They've gotten out of the yoke of Werner because he became their worst p.
  • Yes, free from the white man's yoke.
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  • Pope Benedict XVI in International Herald Tribune
    Particularly disturbing is the crushing yoke of discrimination that women and girls so often endure, not to mention the unspeakable practice of sexual violence and exploitation which causes such humiliation and trauma,Benedict told an...
  • Fidel Castro in AFP
    Today, they stand ready to forgive us -- as if we would resign ourselves to returning to the fold like slaves, who after tasting freedom, go back to the yoke and whip,Fidel Castro said in a defiant address published in Cuban state media to...
  • Jacob Zuma in The Age
    Miriam Makeba used her voice, not merely to entertain, but to give a voice to the millions of oppressed South Africans under the yoke of apartheid,said party leader Jacob Zuma.

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