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Causing or inclined to cause repression: a repressive dictatorship.

re·pres′sive·ly adv.
re·pres′sive·ness n.
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[rɪˈprɛsɪvlɪ] advin modo repressivo
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In order to enhance the stability of equipment, we did ascend in the parts assembly and parts processing, repressively to establish precision assembly workshop and precision machining workshop, to ensure the precision of parts and components have reached international standards, and make all the preparations for high-end equipments and stable operation.
yet whose sexual values were proudly, repressively Victorian.
Whether that sentence was repressively harsh, risibly light, or probably correct is not the present concern.
Economic and governance crises are fundamental causes of violence and conflict in general; Muslim-majority countries tend to be particularly vulnerable because their states are often failing (or have failed), are corrupt and/or repressively governed, and are afflicted by falling living standards.
Instead, the nations that changed most radically in Europe were the authoritarian states -- not the supposedly repressively tolerant democratic ones.
Abandoning himself, the ego repressively puts to rest the authentic child.
The strategic orientation has as its general understanding a notion of power that operates uni-directionally and repressively from a given central and unitary location.
The plot revolves around two main characters, Kateniss and Peeta, who are repressively sent to an arena with twenty-two tributes from another eleven districts to fight against one another in the annual hunger game.
The extent to which such ridicule is still with us as we look back on a movement that to many seems at best quaintly naive and at worst repressively sanctimonious and hypocritical testifies to the difficulty of locating and describing a set of political and social commitments that seem alternately conservative and, at times, radically progressive.
He characterizes this position as constituting a "disturbing" rejection of criticism that "point[s] out the extent to which texts might influence children repressively" (52).
In examining the position of women in the 1950s, their repressively defined roles, and the need for guiding ancestors, Morrison showcases the societal dictates faced by the New Negro woman, who was defined as socially correct, asexual, and active in the church and community.
By many accounts, he overturned a system that was repressively secular, as he pushed for women to have the right to wear Islamic headscarves, which they had been forbidden to do in public institutions, despite the country's Muslim majority.