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  • Official government policy had repressed the education of the events until recently, for various reasons.
  • Why had she not the strength to repress them or put them away from her altogether? Cited from The Child of Pleasure, by Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • I am not sure after all that we should seek to repress such to any great extent. Cited from Twentieth Century Negro Literature, by Various
  • Neither personal friendship nor any other consideration under the sun could repress it. Cited from The Personal Life Of David Livingstone, by William Garden Blaikie
  • His eyes were filled with tears he could not repress and could not bear to show. Cited from The Deserter, by Charles King
  • It's clear they both have feelings for each other, but they repress them.
  • I could see as he looked down that he was repressing some internal emotion. Cited from The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle 25
  • And when this thought had occurred to him he could scarcely repress his excitement. Cited from Everychild, by Louis Dodge
  • God seemed always engaged in my soul by means of His grace in repressing my own activity. Cited from Life of Father Hecker, by Walter Elliott
  • I said, repressing my emotion as much as it lay in my power. Cited from On Board the Esmeralda, by John Conroy Hutcheson
  • What we are is the sum of those things that we do not repress. Cited from A Librarian's Open Shelf, by Arthur E. Bostwick
  • Grace looked at her, tried to repress a smile, failed, and continued her work. Cited from Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters, by May Agnes Fleming
  • How many and earnest thoughts still rise, and how hard to repress them. Cited from John Marr and Other Poems, by Herman Melville
  • It is something that is familiar while at the same time as being repressed.
  • He fought it off and succeeded in repressing it for a time, but he could do so no longer. Cited from Two Boys in Wyoming, by Edward S. Ellis
  • All this time he has dealt with the problem by repressing his past.
  • A strong police state was set up and any resistance was actively repressed.
  • Yet though you repress one form of lust, it will seek some other. Cited from A Preface to Politics, by Walter Lippmann
  • However her features and form might repress any evidence of nervousness, these hands told a different story. Cited from Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work, by Edith Van Dyne
  • He points out it was repressed by the government "along with other communist front groups."
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Meaning of repress

  • verb Put down by force or intimidation
    The government quashes any attempt of an uprising, China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently, The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land
  • verb Block the action of