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nursing Acts of subjugation or coercion related to decisions about health care.
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That of the serf, or bondsman, was sad and sullen; his aspect was bent on the ground with an appearance of deep dejection, which might be almost construed into apathy, had not the fire which occasionally sparkled in his red eye manifested that there slumbered, under the appearance of sullen despondency, a sense of oppression, and a disposition to resistance.
His people were slain in the days of the Oppression.
If the new waterwheel is built in a month without oppression, thou, O Sheikh, shalt be named one of the judges to judge the pah-peaz at the Sha-ho.
After telling the tale of the beatings, it recommended all the beaten to institute criminal proceedings against their Governor, and, as soon as might be, to rise against English oppression and tyranny.
We wish to hold the land as it was given to us after the days of the Oppression," they cried.
During that era, people did not approve of the oppressive practices of the coup perpetrators but supported that oppression by remaining silent in the belief that "you cannot mess with the government.
A seminar was also held in Jinnah Hall where the speakers strongly condemned the oppression let lose by the Hindu Bania on the innocent Kashmiris.
Lahore -- Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Senator Ch Shujat Hussain Friday said that FIR of Model Town tragedy has not yet been registered; now it was turn of revolution after oppression.
ISLAMABAD -- Veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that there are lots of similarities in Kashmir and Palestine disputes and both regions are victims of oppression and grave human rights violations.
Taub, the Michigan high court clarified the contours of a "minority shareholder oppression" claim under section 1489 of the Michigan Business Corporation Act, strengthening the shareholder interests protected under the statute and broadening the types of corporate misconduct that can be evidence of oppression under the statute.
Confronting oppression, restoring justice; from policy analysis to social action, 2d ed.
out its dangers and heartbreaks, not attempting normalise oppression The saddest people I've met have been former prostitutes, all mentally scarred whether they've walked streets or been massage-parlour or the euphemistically described "escorts".