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Origin of oppressive
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The silence and the gloom and the oppressively scented air seemed to rouse his caution.The Grizzly King|James Oliver Curwood
During all that morning I was about headquarters, trying to find out what in thunder was up; everything was oppressively quiet.The Boy Spy|Joseph Kerby
Bombay Island itself, though in general cooled by the sea breeze, is oppressively hot during May and October.
It was broad day when I awoke, and oppressively warm in the little cabin.A Trip to Venus|John Munro
He pulled down the blanket, for although the air was fresh and cool at the entrance, the cave was oppressively warm.A Roving Commission|G. A. Henty