Oppress in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Oppress

(transitive) To keep down by unjust force. | (transitive) To make sad or gloomy. | (transitive, obsolete) Physically to press down on (someone) with harmful effects; to smother, crush.

Short Example Sentences for Oppress

  • 1. It began to oppress him. 🔊
  • 2. A dream seemed to oppress her. 🔊
  • 3. My steward oppress the poor! 🔊
  • 4. What cares oppress thee? 🔊
  • 5. It had been used to oppress instead of to protect. 🔊
  • 6. A new load of guilt seemed to oppress me. 🔊
  • 7. But it was a morning that might well oppress the bravest. 🔊
  • 8. Its gold and marbles oppress one with their splendor. 🔊
  • 9. Indeed, women oppress women as much as men do. 🔊
  • 10. What, then, are the things that oppress us and perturb us? 🔊
  • 11. It loves to protect and not to oppress those who are weaker than itself. 🔊
  • 12. It was not in the power of any gloomy prophecy to oppress her long. 🔊
  • 13. But we prospered in spite of all that was done to oppress us. 🔊
  • 14. I did not expect that this dull stagnation of life would oppress me so. 🔊
  • 15. True he had gone now, but his shadow seemed to oppress her still. 🔊
  • 16. It does not oppress him; he can always find spirits enough to laugh at it. 🔊
  • 17. As hour after hour passed, a new misery began to oppress her. 🔊

How to use Oppress in Sentences?

  • 1. An autocracy is often obliged to oppress the educated classes and to propitiate the mob. 🔊
  • 2. Rob not the poor because he is poor; neither oppress the afflicted in the place of business. 🔊
  • 3. Large quantities of food oppress the stomach, and cause general languor of the whole body. 🔊
  • 4. You will have Mrs. Forrester at hand, you see, if my family should oppress you too much. 🔊
  • 5. Thus does war not only oppress the poor but adds multitudes to their number who before were comfortable. 🔊
  • 6. To oppress and rob its inhabitants has been the unvarying policy of the home government from first to last. 🔊
  • 7. But the mere woman, as she more and more helplessly revealed herself, was beginning to oppress and bore him. 🔊
  • 8. That war actually does oppress the poor may be heard from ten thousand wretched tongues who have felt its woe. 🔊
  • 9. The government, in their view, had not only failed to protect them, but was being used to oppress them. 🔊
  • 10. How no penury would frighten her, no household care oppress or humble her, if done for him and for his comfort. 🔊
  • 11. To require from any author many pieces of easy poetry, would be indeed to oppress him with too hard a task. 🔊
  • 12. When a patient is recovering from illness, the food should be simple, and in quantities not so great as to oppress the stomach. 🔊
  • 13. But the mass of the people are the friends of liberty: tyranny and taxation oppress them, but they deserve to be free. 🔊
  • 14. The practical and comfortable oppress them with inexorable claims, and the smallest fraction of power remains for heroism and poetry. 🔊
  • 15. He would oppress humanity for money; but then it happens that humanity and the soul are not things that he believes in; they are not his ideals. 🔊
  • 16. Truly that was a fine inheritance, enough to sustain many souls or to oppress one to death, as all will agree. 🔊
  • 17. Surely, their having no one to take their part, is an additional reason for kind-hearted people not to hurt and oppress them. 🔊
  • 18. Help him to see that it is more truly a mark of superiority to help, to cheer, to do good, than to oppress and tease. 🔊