put upon


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put upon

Overburdened; imposed on, taken advantage of, or neglected. I've been feeling rather put upon at work lately, and it's really affecting my morale. Voters from the region say they are being put upon because their beliefs don't line up with the majority of the country.
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put upon

v.
To impose on someone; overburden someone. Used chiefly in the passive: My teacher is often put upon by the students.
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References in classic literature ?
So, senor, as for these honours which your worship would put upon me as a servant and follower of knight-errantry, exchange them for other things which may be of more use and advantage to me; for these, though I fully acknowledge them as received, I renounce from this moment to the end of the world.
Then she put upon her the white frock that Tess had worn at the club-walking, the airy fulness of which, supplementing her enlarged COIFFURE, imparted to her developing figure an amplitude which belied her age, and might cause her to be estimated as a woman when she was not much more than a child.
She's also considerably sharper than her father, the much put upon colonel in charge of protecting civilians from aliens, and vice versa.
She added, "The vast majority of us, from our various countries, experienced the terrorism that (IS) has put upon many free societies, and we want to see that done away with before going on to anything else.
Turns out there's quite a lot of Sheilas in our world, and many of them have spoken about how the stress of the job has made them ill, and how they're increasingly uncomfortable about pressure put upon them by managers.
There a lot of stipulations being put upon Simon Cowell's new relationship.
The Scottish mezzo-soprano asserted that she has always known that she had an unfair label put upon her as her condition made her different to her peers as a child and it made her even more determined to be where she wanted to be.
While, responsibility of incident has also been put upon media and masses.
I have written before about the demise of our industries, writing about big manufacturers pulling out of our city, but this stench Sisu has put upon the Coventry people will not go away.
non-proliferation and arms control officials visited Tokyo in mid-January to talk with senior Japanese government officials on how Tokyo might cooperate in imposing sanctions on Iran, but they didn't reach any significant agreement since Tokyo was aware of affects the sanctions would put upon Japan's economy.
Of recent 'official investigations' the blame for the Mull of Kintyre helicopter crash, which had originally been put upon the pilots, has been discredited.
The energy authority is anticipating an increase in the country's electricity needs within the decade to fuel the gulf state's massive infrastructure development projects with the added impetus put upon it from its winning bid for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
The evocative illustrations show us a quite fearsome lion, and a woman who will not be put upon by lion or human.
Unity is a virtue, but there is a limit to the price to be put upon it.
This may have been a person who was put upon or put down as a child.