Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of oppress.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In addition, the federal government was also more involved than the states in oppressing American Indians and expelling them from theirland.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Libertarianism, Federalism, and Racism

  • This lack of understanding frustrates Middle Class manager trying to enlist allies from the work force (the manager often tries to enlist help in oppressing the workers from the workers themselves).

    A PRIMER ON UNLEARNING CLASSISM

  • The rich and ungodly of the people are meant, who imitated the bad rulers in oppressing their poorer brethren, as if it enhanced their own joys to trample on others 'rights (Eze 34: 18).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • He will bring judgments upon the oppressors, and so will work salvation for the oppressed: "I will contend with him that contends with thee, will plead thy cause against those that justify themselves in oppressing thee; whoever it be, though but a single person, that contends with thee, he shall know that it is at his peril, and thus I will save thy children."

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • They take a bribe from the rich to patronize and protect them in oppressing the poor, so that he who has money in his hand is sure to have the judgment on his side, be his cause ever so bad.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • If you really understood that humans, male and female humans, have equally evolved from male and female earlier humans, and they in turn equally from male and female great apes, then the idea of oppressing the female portion of Homo sapiens sapiens would strike you as both laughable and obscene, depending upon mood.

    David Horton: Cover up that chimp

  • The word dogs was commonly used of Gentiles, which the Roman soldiers were; “evil men” referred to the oppressing Jews.

    101 Amazing Truths about Jesus

  • Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe again attacked the country's small white community for "oppressing" blacks, and threatened to take action against banks which are not lenient about reclaiming money owed by defaulters, it was reported Friday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • There was a report that another governor was coming to New York, and it was said he was a man who was much liked in Boston; that many complaints had been made against the other one, such as oppressing the people, imposing high duties when his instructions provided they should not be more than two per cent.,

    Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680

  • Despite this, Knox records a case of "oppressing" a brother,

    John Knox and the Reformation

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  • My adjectival use: 'You might say that they fought 'their oppressing rulers', but 'their oppressive rulers' would be better.'

    August 23, 2011