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It could also, of course, be a question asked of any dominant culture by any oppressed, silenced or subjugated culture.

It is no coincidence therefore that the burden of stigma fell above all on the marginalized and the oppressed.

“There are so many oppressed communities, so many things going on that are just bigger than a ball going in the rim,” he asserted.

He was using Twitter to politically oppress people, if you think about the context of use and the months of him claiming the election had been stolen from him.

In some cases, oppressed journalists find themselves at heightened risk of falling fatally ill.

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She has championed women in countries where they are oppressed through Vital Voices.

So much of the fear the media tries to stoke in me is fear of the oppressed underdog lashing out.

And if you look at history, women are an oppressed category of people.

It is an astounding thing to behold —everyday Christians putting their lives on the line for an oppressed people.

On the left, they are hemmed in by the pact of solidarity among self-identified oppressed groups.

Learn to do well: seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend the widow.

They all seemed as if oppressed by some disappointment, but their looks changed instantly on the entrance of the visitor.

A commonwealth, oppressed and pillaged by such men as Opimius and Verres, was free, because it had no king.

Oppressed and degraded humanity was about to take vengeance for its ages of accumulated wrongs.

To remove a tyrant is an act of liberation, the giving of life and opportunity to an oppressed people.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to oppressed, such as: abused, destitute, distressed, enslaved, exploited, and helpless.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.