Sentence Examples

  • Before him they were resisted and often crushed; after him they were exploited, oppressed, and finally destroyed.
  • They were long greatly oppressed by the Dutch government, and in 1740 they were massacred to the number of 12,000.
  • It was not difficult to revolt the oppressed population by the promise of deliverance from their yoke.
  • Withal there was no noise or confusion to mar the tranquillity of their intercourse; no one usurped more than his share of the conversation; the stillness of the place oppressed a stranger with a feeling of mysterious awe.
  • His wars and his extravagance exhausted his treasury, and he oppressed his subjects by taxes.

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