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Definition of Repressiveness
1. [n -ES]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Repressiveness
Literary usage of Repressiveness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. African Voices on Structural Adjustment by Thandika Mkandawire (2003)
"The authoritarian import of the adjustment model and the repressiveness associated with its implementation are reinforced by the undemocratic logic and ..."
2. Life and Times of Stein, Or, Germany and Prussia in the Napoleonic Age by John Robert Seeley (1878)
"Prussia was by no means in the condition of many despotically governed countries, which, owing to the jealousy and repressiveness of the government, ..."
3. Life and Times of Stein, or Germany and Prussia in The Napoleonic Age by John Robert Seeley (1879)
"... many despotically governed countries, which, owing to the jealousy and repressiveness of the government, are entirely devoid of political culture. ..."
4. The Forces of Freedom in Spain, 1974-1979: A Personal Account by Samuel D. Eaton (1981)
"The executions were widely disapproved in the rest of Europe as evidence of continued repressiveness within Spain. In the latter months of 1974 and ..."
5. Friends in Council: A Series of Readings and Discourses Thereon by Arthur Helps (1885)
"Now this care for self-preservation on the part of government may seem to be a selfish thing, and likely to lead to mere repressiveness and inactivity; ..."
6. A History of American Literature, 1607-1865 by William Peterfield Trent (1908)
"... and the like —can be satisfactorily explained without reference to the spiritual repressiveness and mental self-sufficiency of a religion which, ..."