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repress
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Anna Karenina
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  • She blushed with emotion when he came into the room, she could not repress a smile of rapture when he said anything amiable to her.
  • Anna suddenly interrupted him with an irritation she could not succeed in repressing.
  • "But it seems it was the will of God," he added, and as he said it felt how foolish a remark it was, and with difficulty repressed a smile at his own foolishness.
  • And besides," she said hurriedly, with difficulty repressing a smile, "it’s really time to be in bed."

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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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