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  • She catches my eye, an irrepressible grin spreading across her face.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Fitzy’s irrepressible voice is both sarcastic and welcoming, like he just can’t decide which way to go.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • I felt an irrepressible grin bubble onto my face.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He was subdued then, no longer the irrepressible Mervyn we used to know, very kind and quiet.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family

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  • The most fascinating thing about Zeke Skimberry, however, was his irrepressible wife, Ida.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • At last—mainly now to throw off this irrepressible image—she forced herself to get out of bed and face the meltingly lush and beautiful summer day.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She pursed her thin lips primly together, though the corners turned irrepressibly up.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • With an irrepressible flicker of excitement, I took out an extra place setting.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • And yet the song was irrepressible.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • I grab Will’s arm to keep him from leaving, but he moves forward with irrepressible force.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent

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  • At sight of Pierre her expression showed an irrepressible hatred.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The old man uttered an irrepressible cry.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • A howl of laughter went up irrepressibly.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Hester had schooled herself long and well; and she never responded to these attacks, save by a flush of crimson that rose irrepressibly over her pale cheek, and again subsided into the depths of her bosom.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • ’Why, it’s Nancy!’ exclaimed Oliver; who now saw her face for the first time; and started back, in irrepressible astonishment.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Utterson heaved an irrepressible sigh.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The light rendered every limb and joint discernible, and Duncan turned away in horror when he saw they were writhing in irrepressible agony.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • I rose with an irrepressible expression of what I felt on my lips, which induced my companion, who had been staring towards the door, to turn and look at me.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • All over Oceania this morning there were irrepressible spontaneous demonstrations when workers marched out of factories and offices and paraded through the streets with banners voicing their gratitude to Big Brother for the new, happy life which his wise leadership has bestowed upon us.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The room was boiling irrepressibly into bedlam.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The goddesses stayed home for shame; but these munificences ranged there in the doorway, and irrepressible among them all arose the laughter of the happy gods.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • An irrepressible tremor gradually pervaded my frame; and, at length, there sat upon my very heart an incubus of utterly causeless alarm.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • A pause succeeded, during which the honest and irrepressible baby made a series of leaps and crows at little Jane, who appeared to me to be the only member of the family (irrespective of servants) with whom it had any decided acquaintance.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • But even in tragedy he was irrepressibly funny.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • There was an awful silence—then an irrepressible chortle from the Norths.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Grayle was an irrepressible paper-clip-bender, napkin-ripper, corner-folder.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • There is nowhere recorded a simple and irrepressible satisfaction with the gift of life, any memorable praise of God.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • When he saw people on the roads, he was so naturally and irrepressibly social he would have stopped and told them.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • The Sunday evening was spent in repeating, by heart, the Church Catechism, and the fifth, sixth, and seventh chapters of St. Matthew; and in listening to a long sermon, read by Miss Miller, whose irrepressible yawns attested her weariness.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Into the sky of dawn an irrepressible cry went up, as lines of men preceded war-cars at the moat and war-cars in support came just behind.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • "By Heaven! it is well-nigh gone!" said Aylmer to himself, in almost irrepressible ecstasy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • Thus far the elder traveller had listened with due gravity; but now burst into a fit of irrepressible mirth, shaking himself so violently that his snake-like staff actually seemed to wriggle in sympathy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • She was rather a favorite with ’old Davis’, as, of course, he was called, and it’s my private belief that he would have broken his word if the indignation of one irrepressible young lady had not found vent in a hiss.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • As necessary adjuncts to the flask, he silently placed tumbler and water-jug before the irrepressible guest.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Still he hummed, irrepressibly, deep in his throat.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Those secret tastes, defeated in the past by oranges and rhubarb, broke out into an irrepressible urge when she began to weep.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The scaling him with chairs for ladders to dive into his pockets, despoil him of brown-paper parcels, hold on tight by his cravat, hug him round his neck, pommel his back, and kick his legs in irrepressible affection!
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • "All right," he said to himself, with an irrepressible frown, "let her sleep alone."
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • He is a small and irrepressible man with the energy of someone half his age, and if you were to talk to people in the tennis world, they’d tell you that Vic Braden knows as much about the nuances and subtleties of the game as any man alive.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Madame Bovary turned away her head that he might not see the irrepressible smile she felt rising to her lips.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • I was filled with sudden irrepressible fury.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • And irrepressible delight and eagerness shone in her face.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Although master of himself, Monte Cristo, scrutinized with irrepressible curiosity the magistrate whose salute he returned, and who, distrustful by habit, and especially incredulous as to social prodigies, was much more despised to look upon "the noble stranger," as Monte Cristo was already called, as an adventurer in search of new fields, or an escaped criminal, rather than as a prince of the Holy See, or a sultan of the Thousand and One Nights.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • As they were entering it, the wicked one, who is the author of all mischief, and the boys who are wickeder than the wicked one, contrived that a couple of these audacious irrepressible urchins should force their way through the crowd, and lifting up, one of them Dapple’s tail and the other Rocinante’s, insert a bunch of furze under each.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • My sternness was all for his judge, his executioner; yet it made him avert himself again, and that movement made ME, with a single bound and an irrepressible cry, spring straight upon him.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • After a short time it fills me with irrepressible hatred and nausea.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Through fugitive slaves and irrepressible discussion this desire for freedom seized the black millions still in bondage, and became their one ideal of life.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • "Oh, Mr. Rosedale—how are you?" she said, perceiving that the irrepressible annoyance on her face was reflected in the sudden intimacy of his smile.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • It was poor Mrs. Tulliver who had hastened this catastrophe, entirely through that irrepressible hopefulness of hers which led her to expect that similar causes may at any time produce different results.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Dennis Goldberg, the youngest of the accused, had an irrepressible sense of humor and often had us laughing when we should not have been.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
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