So many of you ARE MEN but you got trapped by the oppressor.
In essence, a no-fly zone takes away a single tool of violence—the use of aviation—possessed by the oppressor.
This man, your oppressor, is automatically morally defeated, and if he has any conscience, he is ashamed.
If Westerners enter that arena, the sole issues become infidel versus believer, and oppressor versus victim.
When you have a cause, the best way to express yourself is artistically,” he says, against “the scissor of the oppressor.
Man the oppressor comes along, an' sees you're likely an' good-lookin', an' grinds you to the face o' the earth.
A patriotic Corsican, he was the servant of his country's oppressor.
It is worthy of God to smite the oppressor and to save the "afflicted," who not only suffer, but trust.
In his dealings with the Saxons, he was rather the oppressor than the oppressed.
Robert Keable urging the Automaton called Citizen to turn on his oppressor.
mid-14c., from Old French opresser "oppress, afflict; torment, smother" (13c.), from Medieval Latin oppressare, frequentative of Latin opprimere "press against, press together, press down;" figuratively "crush, put down, subdue, prosecute relentlessly" (in Late Latin "to rape"), from ob "against" (see ob-) + premere "to press, push" (see press (v.1)).
It is the due [external] restraint and not the moderation of rulers that constitutes a state of liberty; as the power to oppress, though never exercised, does a state of slavery. [St. George Tucker, "View of the Constitution of the United States," 1803]Related: Oppressed; oppressing.