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  • To whom the law-stationer relates his Joful and woeful experience, suppressing the half-crown fact.
  • And Mr. Snagsby again relates his experience, again suppressing the half-crown fact.
  • Mr. Snagsby has made a pause to suppress a groan.
  • These words she uttered with a suppressed cry of despair, more terrible in its sound than any shriek.
  • I suppress names for the present.
  • Is it suppression?
  • "Do I look as if I suppressed anything, meant anything but what I said, had any reservation at all, no matter what?" said he with his bright clear eyes on mine.
  • Mr. Snagsby answers with a suppressed groan, oh, don’t he!
  • "There again!" says Mr. Snagsby, who, between the earnestness of his feelings and the suppressed tones of his voice is discoloured in the face.
  • I have suppressed none of my many weaknesses on that subject, but have written them as faithfully as my memory has recalled them.
  • At length, feeling sure that Ada suppressed this something from me lest it should make me unhappy too, it came into my head that she was a little grieved—for me—by what I had told her about Bleak House.
  • But so long accustomed to suppress emotion and keep down reality, so long schooled for her own purposes in that destructive school which shuts up the natural feelings of the heart like flies in amber and spreads one uniform and dreary gloss over the good and bad, the feeling and the unfeeling, the sensible and the senseless, she had subdued even her wonder until now.
  • Finding it impossible to suppress those yawns by any other process than conversation, she compliments Mrs. Rouncewell on her son, declaring that he positively is one of the finest figures she ever saw and as soldierly a looking person, she should think, as what’s his name, her favourite Life Guardsman —the man she dotes on, the dearest of creatures—who was killed at Waterloo.
  • At the same time, a low whistle is wafted through the Inn and a suppressed voice cries, "Hip!

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  • The dictator suppressed criticism in the press.
  • She struggled to suppress a smile as the little boy told of his fear of a monster under the bed.

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