Origin of oppression
Examples from the Web for oppression
Jundullah and Jaish ul Adl sprang up “in reaction to that kind of oppression,” he said.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If anything, every new religion emerged at least in part as a protest against violence and oppression.Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence|Patricia Pearson|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But for many Muslim women, religion is seen as a source of liberation rather than a source of oppression.Twin visions of Islamic Feminism Split Muslim Community|Shaheen Pasha|September 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dovlatov was a merciless opponent of oppression, whose chief weapon was one dictatorships are rarely good at facing: humor.
Dovlatov hated Soviet oppression and battled repression subtly, by not condescending to notice it, and keeping things light.
He wrought a state out of tribal kinship and fostered an independence and self-reliance which no oppression could destroy.Optimism|Helen Keller
A nightmare is not always a sense of oppression on the chest only; it may be an overpowering dread of something you dream you see.Cecilia de Nol|Lanoe Falconer
Judge for yourselves whether he sanctioned such a system of oppression and crime.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
Suffering under the oppression of the Tartar tax collectors, the people revolted under the leadership of Alexander.The Story of Russia|R. Van Bergen, M.A.
Poverty, oppression and wretchedness was the lot of the many.Mizora: A Prophecy|Mary E. Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for oppression
Word Origin and History for oppression
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.