Hitherto, every form of society has been based, as we have already seen, on the antagonism of oppressing
and oppressed classes.
And the characteristic aspect of westerly weather, the thick, gray, smoky and sinister tone sets in, circumscribing the view of the men, drenching their bodies, oppressing
their souls, taking their breath away with booming gusts, deafening, blinding, driving, rushing them onwards in a swaying ship towards our coasts lost in mists and rain.
He knew what terrible anxieties were oppressing
me at that moment; and, considerately refusing to hear a word, he took the task of consoling his young prima donna entirely on himself.
It was one of those dewy, clear, starry nights, oppressing
our spirit, crushing our pride, by the brilliant evidence of the awful loneliness, of the hopeless obscure insignificance of our globe lost in the splendid revelation of a glittering, soulless universe.
I felt an intolerable weight oppressing
my breast, the smell of the damp earth, the unseen presence of victorious corruption, the darkness of an impenetrable night.
I don't oppress her; but it's so confounded flat to be always cherishing and protecting; and then, how can I tell that I am oppressing
her when she "melts away and makes no sign"?
The city seemed Satanic, the narrower streets oppressing
like the galleries of a mine.
Another was, by favouring grossly the biggest boys, who alone could have given them much trouble; whereby those young gentlemen became most abominable tyrants, oppressing
the little boys in all the small mean ways which prevail in private schools.
Not long, ye would think, with men like Ardshiel in exile and men like the Red Fox sitting birling the wine and oppressing
the poor at home.