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repress
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • Repression is the only lasting philosophy.
  • His breathing was a little quickened; but he repressed all other signs of agitation.
  • He had naturally repressed much, and some revulsion might have been expected in him when the occasion for repression was gone.
  • He had naturally repressed much, and some revulsion might have been expected in him when the occasion for repression was gone.
  • The looks of all of them were dark, repressed, and revengeful, as they listened to the countryman’s story; the manner of all of them, while it was secret, was authoritative too.
  • Sometimes, at night on kissing her father, she would burst into the grief she had repressed all day, and would say that her sole reliance, under Heaven, was on him.
  • "Heigh-ho-hum!" said Miss Pross, cheerfully repressing a sigh as she glanced at her darling’s golden hair in the light of the fire, "then we must have patience and wait: that’s all.

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  • She could barely repress a smile as she scolded her son for fidgeting.
  • Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
    Harry S Truman

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