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used in David Copperfield

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trying to keep under control
The exact meaning of suppress can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "suppressed the revolution" — to stop others from doing something by force
  • "suppressed a smile" — kept something from happening
  • "suppressed the story" — kept news from spreading
  • "suppressed her fear" — controlled an emotion
  • "suppressed the memory" — avoided thinking about (perhaps even removed from conscious memory)
  • They both spoke as if she were ill; in a soft, suppressed tone that was plainly heard, although it hardly rose above a whisper.
    Chapters 22-24 (44% in)
  • The anxiety I underwent, in the interval which necessarily elapsed before a reply could be received to her letter to Mr. Murdstone, was extreme; but I made an endeavour to suppress it, and to be as agreeable as I could in a quiet way, both to my aunt and Mr. Dick.
    Chapters 13-15 (59% in)
  • In effect, we presently heard him uttering suppressed groans of the most dismal nature, as this magpie proceeding racked him in every joint; but while Peggotty's eyes were full of compassion for him, she said his generous impulse would do him good, and it was better not to check it.
    Chapters 19-21 (80% in)
  • I was smoking, and trying to suppress a rising tendency to shudder.
    Chapters 22-24 (93% in)
  • I did not even observe her voice to falter, or a tear to escape from her eyes, the whole day through, until twilight; when she and I and Mr. Peggotty being alone together, and he having fallen asleep in perfect exhaustion, she broke into a half-suppressed fit of sobbing and crying, and taking me to the door, said, 'Ever bless you, Mas'r Davy, be a friend to him, poor dear!'
    Chapters 31-33 (30% in)
  • The husband, whose name was Thomas Benjamin, had taken out his marriage licence as Thomas only; suppressing the Benjamin, in case he should not find himself as comfortable as he expected.
    Chapters 31-33 (73% in)
  • In another moment she suppressed this emotion; and said with an aspect more triumphant than dejected: 'We must meet reverses boldly, and not suffer them to frighten us, my dear.
    Chapters 34-36 (18% in)
  • I had never doubted his meanness, his craft and malice; but I fully comprehended now, for the first time, what a base, unrelenting, and revengeful spirit, must have been engendered by this early, and this long, suppression.
    Chapters 37-39 (88% in)
  • I trust it confidently to your not suppressing anything.
    Chapters 43-45 (84% in)
  • An explosion of a smouldering volcano long suppressed, was the result of an internal contest more easily conceived than described.
    Chapters 49-51 (30% in)
  • I have made it, thus far, with no purpose of suppressing any of my thoughts; for, as I have elsewhere said, this narrative is my written memory.
    Chapters 58-60 (14% in)
  • He drew his hand across his face, and with a half-suppressed sigh looked up from the fire.
    Chapters 63-64 (29% in)

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