In October of 2011, Libya was finally freed from autocratic rule after 42 years of oppression under the dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
After decades of oppression and state-sanctioned violence, some Armenians did revolt against the Ottoman state during the war.
Michael Tomasky on the nonsensical, unbelievably offensive argument that gun rights help protect minorities from oppression.
In short, it is a struggle between liberty and tyranny, justice and oppression, hope and despair.
I have been in Asian countries where the denial of family planning consigns women to lives of oppression and hardship.
He endeavors to shield himself like the servant with the talent, by charging injustice and oppression on his master.
His self-mastery is the gift of his creator, and oppression, only, can take it away.
Distinguished merit will ever rise to oppression, and will draw lustre from reproach.
Some sense of oppression, of impending evil, hung over them both.
"The Earth is full of oppression and unrighteousness," said the tallest and most powerful of the angels.
mid-14c., "cruel or unjust use of power or authority," from Old French opression (12c.), from Latin oppressionem (nominative oppressio) "a pressing down; violence, oppression," noun of action from past participle stem of opprimere (see oppress). Meaning "action of weighing on someone's mind or spirits" is from late 14c.