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
At length he could repress his feelings no longer.
Scott, Walter -- Ivanhoe
said Mary, her eyes filling with tears, and a little sob rising which she tried to repress.
Eliot, George -- Middlemarch
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.
Tolstoy, Leo -- Anna Karenina
On recognizing her step-mother, Valentine could not repress a shudder, which caused a vibration in the bed.
Dumas, Alexandre -- The Count of Monte Cristo
The land fell into fewer hands, the number of the dispossessed increased, and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression.
John Steinbeck -- The Grapes of Wrath
...laughing ... They tried at first to repress it, but Aslan said:
C.S. Lewis -- The Magician’s Nephew
It’s got to be written now before John and I mature and repress the whole thing.
Paul Zindel -- The Pigman
Mama Elena threw her a look that seemed to Tita to contain all the years of repression that had flowed over the family, and said: "If he intends to ask for your hand, tell him not to bother. He’ll be wasting his time and mine too. You know perfectly well that being the youngest daughter means you have to take care of me until the day I die."
Laura Esquivel -- Like Water for Chocolate
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If his repressed emotions are not released in nonviolent ways, they will seek expression through violence; this is not a threat but a fact of history.
Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Freud believed that the dream was a "disguised fulfillment of a repressed wish."
Jostein Gaarder -- Sophie’s World
Most often jovial, she has developed an iron repression of her exceptions to WILLY’S behavior
Arthur Miller -- Death of a Salesman
The Reardan kids were so worried about grades and sports and THEIR FUTURES that they sometimes acted like repressed middle-aged business dudes with cell phones stuck in their small intestines.
Sherman Alexie -- The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The rage adrenaline is flooding my arms and legs, stiff with repressed energy.
Katherine Applegate -- Everworld - Search For Senna
He was a big, good man with a soft baritone, who ruled with easy tact a choir of repressed soloists, and who had an unerring memory for the favorite hymns of District Superintendents.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
She crossed her arms over her chest, repressing the impulse to shiver.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
This first venture outside her new home was not starting out auspiciously for Kit, but as they set out along the road she could not repress her curiosity and bouncing spirits.
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Things I’ve either been repressing or was just too young to recall are coming back to me full force.
Colleen Hoover -- Hopeless
An inveterate radical, he assigned Catcher in the Rye to his students before the town could mobilize its committees of repression.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
Nor was there any pathology here, anything to do with sinister psychic repression which might have driven me to seek medical care.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
If anything, it sounded like I was repressing a smile.
Becca Fitzpatrick -- Hush, Hush
I was repressing an urge to jerk my hand away.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
Cindy repressed an urge to hug the cranky; domineering editor right on the bull pen floor.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
The witch-hunt was not, however, a mere repression.
Arthur Miller -- The Crucible
In recent decades, the United States has supported, and sometimes even helped install, repressive regimes in Latin America.
Sonia Nazario -- Enrique’s Journey
" Miss Skeeter say maybe don’t spec nothing at all, that most Southern peoples is "repressed.
Kathryn Stockett -- The Help
"Oh, the scoundrels!" cried Passepartout, who could not repress his indignation.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
I could see as he looked down that he was repressing some internal emotion.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles
Alec repressed a shudder.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
Justine assumed an air of cheerfulness, while she with difficulty repressed her bitter tears.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
As the Count leaned over me and his hands touched me, I could not repress a shudder.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
As for my disposition, that is, perhaps, somewhat too hasty; but I have striven to repress it.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
My feelings will not be repressed.
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
Our legs refuse to move, our hands tremble, our bodies are a thin skin stretched painfully over repressed madness, over an almost irresistible, bursting roar.
Erich Maria Remarque -- All Quiet on the Western Front
And all week long he chortled with repressed delight at the officers’ club.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
This day-to-day falsification of the past, carried out by the Ministry of Truth, is as necessary to the stability of the regime as the work of repression and espionage carried out by the Ministry of Love.
George Orwell -- 1984
Her manner was slightly repressive.
Agatha Christie -- Murder On The Orient Express
Again, there was that spike of interest that Melanie repressed.
Stephenie Meyer -- The Host
But surrounding it was the stillness of near-midnight in a country town, so that the hurrying feet and the repressed voices had a hollow reverberance.
John Knowles -- A Separate Peace
The child had evidently been crying and Marilla felt a pang of pity which she sternly repressed.
Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Anne Of Green Gables
’I know you didn’t like him,’ she answered, repressing a little the intensity of her delight.
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
He repressed this first, generous instinct, and recoiled before heroism.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
Already repressed and forgotten.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
That’s the kind of fatalism and pessimism typical of a repressive feudal system, where peasants have no reason to believe in the efficacy of their own work.
Malcolm Gladwell -- Outliers
"Very easily said!" remarked Camilla, amiably repressing a sob, while a hitch came into her upper lip, and her tears overflowed.
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
It was as though she had spoken words that were forbidden, words that she had hidden within herself for a long time and now would be repressed no longer.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
It’s full of repressed fears and hatreds, things that we’re afraid to bring out into .
Chaim Potok -- The Chosen
With this consolation, Mr. Sikes appeared to repress a rising tendency to jealousy, and, clasping Oliver’s wrist more firmly, told him to step out again.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
Already he’s learned to repress not only his emotions but his humanity.