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repress
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Catch-22
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  • And all week long he chortled with repressed delight at the officers’ club.
  • They had not brains enough to be introverted and repressed.

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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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