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suppress
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 uses
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Definition trying to keep under control — in many senses such as:
  • to stop others from doing something by force
  • to keep something from happening
  • to keep news from spreading
  • to control an emotion
  • Little Pearl!" cried he, after a moment's pause; then, suppressing his voice—"Hester!
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (47% in)
  • Thou must not talk so!" answered the mother, suppressing a groan.
    Chapter 6 -- Pearl (95% in)

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