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noun as in tyrant

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You are either on the side of the oppressed or on the side of the oppressor.

From Time

Anyone who felt the boot of the oppressor realized that he was going in the face of that.

From Vox

The many, many people who think racism is over or overblown, or that its dominant historic forms have been overturned and the oppressors have become the oppressed, will not pick up her book.

A Western hero, Indiana Jones, came to their rescue to teach their oppressors a text-based lesson.

Question those taking on the mantle of victimhood and you are immediately cast as some kind of aggressive, unfeeling oppressor.

In order to be elusive and to have longevity, the oppressor has learned to kill MEN while their bodies remain alive.

So many of you ARE MEN but you got trapped by the oppressor.

This man, your oppressor, is automatically morally defeated, and if he has any conscience, he is ashamed.

When you have a cause, the best way to express yourself is artistically,” he says, against “the scissor of the oppressor.

In the latter case the prince-bishop was the obnoxious oppressor.

The impossibility of escaping from the hand of the oppressor.

These alone were ready to step between the oppressor and the oppressed.

He was obliged to bow to fortune, and to swear allegiance once more to what he considered the oppressor.

Forty years will have expired this spring since the Christian peasants of Bulgaria rose in arms against the Turkish oppressor.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to oppressor, such as: autocrat, despot, authoritarian, bully, dictator, and martinet.

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