Under Russian rule, the once-autonomous kehilot were put to sinister new use as devices of control and oppression.
In October of 2011, Libya was finally freed from autocratic rule after 42 years of oppression under the dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Mueenuddin distances himself from the “feudal” label, with its whiff of entitlement and oppression.
The right to empowerment has led to a reliance on military solutions and the routinization of oppression.
Defending diversity, not a tool of oppression hidden beneath a cloak called “justice” or “equality.”
He endeavors to shield himself like the servant with the talent, by charging injustice and oppression on his master.
Do the work of scorn and oppression that you intend, but do not ask me to aid you.
Distinguished merit will ever rise to oppression, and will draw lustre from reproach.
You know how oppression has put out the eyes of their souls, and withered its sinews.
"The Earth is full of oppression and unrighteousness," said the tallest and most powerful of the angels.
mid-14c., "cruel or unjust use of power or authority," from Old French opression (12c.), from Latin oppressionem (nominative oppressio) "a pressing down; violence, oppression," noun of action from past participle stem of opprimere (see oppress). Meaning "action of weighing on someone's mind or spirits" is from late 14c.