What does the word oppression mean?

Usage examples for oppression

  1. So all- powerful has grown the system of oppression that single men take in a single lifetime all the savings of a million of their fellows. – Friday, the Thirteenth by Thomas W. Lawson
  2. The old oppression under which she had panted in the last days of her novitiate fell upon her again, like a weight. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  3. With it went the oppression which held me spell- bound. – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green

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