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War and Peace
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  • "Mamma!" she muttered, "give him to me, give him, Mamma, quickly, quickly!" and she again had difficulty in repressing her sobs.
  • But repressed vexation at his son’s poor-spirited behavior found expression in his treatment of his daughter.
  • "The picket is still on the hill, your excellency, just where it was in the evening," reported Rostov, stooping forward with his hand at the salute and unable to repress the smile of delight induced by his ride and especially by the sound of the bullets.
  • He beckoned to one of his white adjutants and asked some question—"Most likely he is asking at what o’clock they started," thought Prince Andrew, watching his old acquaintance with a smile he could not repress as he recalled his reception at Brunn.
  • Natasha cried angrily, in a voice of despair and repressed irritation.
  • "No, he’s not dead—it’s impossible!" she told herself and approached him, and repressing the terror that seized her, she pressed her lips to his cheek.
  • The French colonel with difficulty repressed a yawn, but was polite and evidently understood Balashev’s importance.
  • The comic efforts with which he moved his tongue made her drop her eyes and with difficulty repress the sobs that rose to her throat.
  • Pierre listened to him, scarcely able to repress a smile.
  • Berg and Vera could not repress their smiles of satisfaction at the sight of all this movement in their drawing room, at the sound of the disconnected talk, the rustling of dresses, and the bowing and scraping.
  • "But you have not slept," she said, repressing her joy.
  • He lifted his head high and gazed at Denisov as if repressing a laugh.
  • "If you were counting on the evening soup, you have come too late," said a voice from behind the fire with a repressed laugh.
  • I can’t bear these ladies and all these civilities!" said he aloud in Sonya’s presence, evidently unable to repress his vexation, after the princess’ carriage had disappeared.

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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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