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Definition of oppressive:

  1. Unreasonably burdensome; tyrannical; heavy; overwhelming.
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This graph shows how "oppressive" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for oppressive:

  1. The taint was oppressive at the first breath of the still air. – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  2. Those sent back were also ordered to be allowed to feed all the next day at Mr. Kennedy's camp, and only to start with the drays there next evening, to come on by moonlight, thus avoiding the intense heat, so oppressive under extreme thirst. – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  3. Outside the limits of competition the corporations took it out of the people by what they thought were oppressive exactions. – Two Years in Oregon by Wallis Nash

Quotes for oppressive:

  1. The ability of Americans to toss off oppressive characters is the most rewarding aspect, to me, of U. S. history.
  2. I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
  3. In the Russian experience, although the Russian state is oppressive, it is their state, it is part of their fabric, and so the relation between Russian citizens and their state is complicated.
  4. Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror.
  5. The habit of religion is oppressive, an easy way out of thought.
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