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All great cities take on an identity of their own so overwhelming as to become oppressive.
Whether advocates and orators had liberty to plead in causes, manifestly known to be unjust, vexatious, or oppressive?
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Oppressive laws compel me to pay a portion of my hard earnings to support them in their pride and indolence.
The thermometer now ranged between 87 and 89 degrees and the weather was consequently extremely oppressive and sultry.
The majority, no doubt, would gladly retain him; but there were some to whom his presence was oppressive.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
The air is oppressive with tobacco smoke; the boisterous talk of the men playing cards near by annoys me.
The very air seems oppressive and stifling, and laden with the dry dust of death.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
After a minute or two, the silence grew oppressive, and they began to converse again, but soon again lapsed into silence.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
The silence in the big room had grown oppressive, when Barrington raised his head and sat stiffly upright.
WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
And even London out of the season is to my mind preferable to the oppressive magnificence of the Castle.

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perdureverb (used without object) | [per-door, -dyoor ]SEE DEFINITION
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