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He has been pressured into it by this Native Welfare government-within-the-Government.

Peter MacDonald said wryly, "We, too, were pressured into such a step."

Or perhaps there had been sound in the pressured atmosphere.

He has different ideas, and he can't be pressured by the bolos.

He is pressured by the peaceful environment into becoming a criminal or a misfit.

By the time fire boats arrived to spray the Florence with streams of pressured water, the situation was well in hand.

Hing-apritahan siya pagpatug-an, He was pressured into revealing the information.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "suffering, anguish; act or fact of pressing on the mind or heart," from Old French presseure "oppression; torture; anguish; press" (for wine or cheeses), "instrument of torture" (12c.) and directly from Latin pressura "action of pressing," from pressus, past participle of premere "to press" (see press (v.1)).

Literal meaning "act or fact of pressing" in a physical sense is attested from early 15c. Meaning "moral or mental coercing force" is from 1620s; meaning "urgency" is from 1812. Scientific sense in physics is from 1650s. Pressure cooker is attested from 1915; figurative sense is from 1958. Pressure point is attested from 1876. Pressure-treated, of woods, is from 1911.

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