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repress
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • Dudley gently released himself from his mother’s clutches and walked toward Harry who had to repress an urge to threaten him with magic.
  • One or two of the wizards barely repressed a shudder as the hissing grew louder; something heavy could be heard sliding across the floor beneath the table.
  • Luna, my love, if you should feel any burgeoning talent today — perhaps an unexpected urge to sing opera or to declaims in Mermish — do not repress it!
  • Repressing a strong urge to throw something at him, Harry plowed on, "I still reckon he might have hidden something at Hogwarts."

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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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