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Definition of Oppression

Oppression

  1. The act of oppressing, or state of being oppressed.
  2. That which oppresses; a hardship or injustice; cruelty; severity; tyranny.
  3. A sense of heaviness or obstruction in the body or mind; depression; dullness; lassitude; as, an oppression of spirits; an oppression of the lungs.
  4. Ravishment; rape.

Oppression Quotations

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
Ayn Rand

Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action.
Malcolm X

Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.
Sam Houston

In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic.
Gerry Adams
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Oppression Translations

oppression in Italian is oppressione
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