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irrepressible
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Hester had schooled herself long and well; and she never responded to these attacks, save by a flush of crimson that rose irrepressibly over her pale cheek, and again subsided into the depths of her bosom.
  • This—though doubtless it might acquire additional force and volume from the child-like loyalty which the age awarded to its rulers—was felt to be an irrepressible outburst of enthusiasm kindled in the auditors by that high strain of eloquence which was yet reverberating in their ears.
  • But even when the minister’s voice grew high and commanding—when it gushed irrepressibly upward—when it assumed its utmost breadth and power, so overfilling the church as to burst its way through the solid walls, and diffuse itself in the open air—still, if the auditor listened intently, and for the purpose, he could detect the same cry of pain.

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  • She catches my eye, an irrepressible grin spreading across her face.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Fitzy’s irrepressible voice is both sarcastic and welcoming, like he just can’t decide which way to go.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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