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  • The brown cube of a house stirred and awakened; it seemed to be in motion; it welcomed her back from shopping; it lost its mildewed repression.
  • The dam of repressed imagination which Vida had builded for years, which now, with Raymie off at the wars, she was building again, gave way.
  • You have a perfectly well-developed case of repression of sex instinct, and it raises the old Ned with your body.

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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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