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1. (a.) Unreasonably burdensome; unjustly severe, rigorous, or harsh; as, oppressive taxes; oppressive exactions of service; an oppressive game law.

2. (a.) Using oppression; tyrannical; as, oppressive authority or commands.

3. (a.) Heavy; overpowering; hard to be borne; as, oppressive grief or woe.

1419. dusbastaktos -- hard to be borne, oppressive
... hard to be borne, oppressive. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: dusbastaktos
Phonetic Spelling: (doos-bas'-tak-tos) Short Definition: difficult to ...
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926. barus -- heavy
... and met; violent, oppressive. Cognate: 926 -- (an adjective, also used
substantively) -- properly, heavy (weighty); (figuratively ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4001. mebusah -- a treading down, subjugation
... 4000, 4001. mebusah. 4002 . a treading down, subjugation. Transliteration:
mebusah Phonetic Spelling: (meb-oo-saw') Short Definition: oppressive. ...
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6216. ashoq -- oppressor, extortioner
... oppressor. From ashaq; oppressive (as noun, a tyrant) -- oppressor. see HEBREW
ashaq. 6215, 6216. ashoq. 6217 . Strong's Numbers.
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2929. Talmon -- an Israelite name
... name NASB Word Usage Talmon (5). Talmon. From the same as chargol; oppressive; Talmon,
a temple doorkeeper -- Talmon. see HEBREW chargol. 2928, 2929. ...
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4157. muaqah -- compression, distress
... Definition: burden. Word Origin from uq Definition compression, distress
NASB Word Usage oppressive burden (1). affliction. From uwq ...
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Equalization of the More Oppressive Taxes.
... Book IV. Chapter III."Equalization of the More Oppressive Taxes. And whereas
some persons found fault with the surveys of land ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter iii equalization of the more.htm

And Then the Future Captivity under an Oppressive King is ...
... Book 4 Chapter 18. And then the future captivity under an oppressive king
is announced as approaching´┐Ż 18. And then the future ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 18 and then the.htm

The Fourth vial.
... rays will scorch and destroy; so a genial government is a blessing to the people,
while its arbitrary and tyrannical acts are often insupportably oppressive. ...
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What the History of Sallust Reveals Regarding the Life of the ...
... And so Sallust adds this reason for what he said. "For," he says, "the oppressive
measures of the powerful, and the consequent secessions of the plebs from the ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 18 what the history of.htm

The Rending of the Kingdom
... idolatrous women. The tribes had long suffered grievous wrongs under the
oppressive measures of their former ruler. The extravagance ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 6 the rending of.htm

Fresh Troubles
... The Church is splendid, dominant, orthodox, oppressive; services are numerous,
ritualism elaborate; women kneel to priests and kiss their hands; the Holy ...
/.../chapter xxxviii fresh troubles.htm

Of the Advent of Jesus; of the Fortunes of the Jews, and their ...
... on account of their iniquities, and at last taken captive and led to Babylon, they
suffered punishment for their impiety by oppressive slavery, until Cyrus ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap x of the advent of.htm

Last Journey and Death, 1858 --Concluding Remarks.
... On the 30th John Yeardley and his companion landed at Constantinople; they
found the heat and noise of the city very oppressive. ...
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On the Government of God
... Bagaudae, but without lasting success, and this situation was rendered the more
serious by the fact that the cause of the rebellion was oppressive taxation for ...
/.../salvian/on the government of god/iv on the government of.htm

The Record of a Quaker Conscience
... for none, deny any obligation to support so unlawful a system, as we hold a war
to be even when waged in opposition to an evil and oppressive power and ...
/.../the record of a quaker.htm

Oppressive (6 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Unreasonably burdensome; unjustly severe, rigorous, or harsh; as, oppressive
taxes; oppressive exactions of service; an oppressive game law. ...
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Tyrannize (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (vi) To act the tyrant; to exercise arbitrary power; to rule with unjust and
oppressive severity; to exercise power others not permitted by law or required ...
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Sultry (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (superl.) Very hot, burning, and oppressive; as, Libya's sultry deserts. 2.
(superl.) Very hot and moist, or hot, close, stagnant, and oppressive, as air. ...
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Burden (111 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) That which is borne or carried; a load. 2. (n.) That which is borne with
labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive. ...
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Heavy (110 Occurrences)
... 3. (superl.) Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish;
hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings ...
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Quit (12 Occurrences)
... 3. (imp. & pp) of Quit. 4. (v.) To set at rest; to free, as from anything
harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate. ...
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Oppressively (1 Occurrence)

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Oppressions (5 Occurrences)

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Light (2869 Occurrences)
... task. 25. (superl.) Easy to be digested; not oppressive to the stomach; as,
light food; also, containing little nutriment. 26. (superl ...
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... Great in 30 BC (Ant., XV, vii, 3; BJ, I, xx, 3). The emperor would not listen to
the accusations of the inhabitants against Herod for oppressive conduct (Ant ...
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Oppressive (6 Occurrences)

Judges 6:2
The hand of Midian prevailed against Israel; and because of Midian the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and the caves, and the strongholds.
(See NIV)

Psalms 66:11
You brought us into prison. You laid a burden on our backs.
(See NAS)

Psalms 73:16
When I tried to understand this, it was too painful for me;
(See NIV)

Isaiah 10:1
Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers who write oppressive decrees;

Isaiah 18:2
Which sends its representatives by the sea, even in ships of papyrus on the waters. Go back quickly, O representatives, to a nation tall and smooth, to a people causing fear through all their history; a strong nation, crushing down its haters, whose land is cut through by rivers.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 18:7
In that time an offering will be made to the Lord of armies from a people tall and smooth, causing fear through all their history; a strong nation, crushing down its haters, whose land is cut through by rivers, an offering taken to the place of the name of the Lord of armies, even Mount Zion.
(See NAS)



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