Definition of 'downtrodden'
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The quest for unavailable rewards is not reserved for poor and downtrodden folk. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)Stop playing the poor downtrodden man and begin a campaign of civil disobedience. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is not the story of a downtrodden people seeking power denied by remote colonial masters. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What about the downtrodden masses back in coach? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The purpose of art is not to support the underprivileged or downtrodden. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What do they know about people downtrodden by the elite and who have lashed out in the best possible way? The Sun (2016)Don't they realise it gives the downtrodden masses something to aspire to? Times, Sunday Times (2006)This was class war and the protesters were standing up for downtrodden workers - whether they liked it or not. The Sun (2008)Let them all come, these marvellous, downtrodden people. The Sun (2015)
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