- The dictator suppressed criticism in the press.
- She struggled to suppress a smile as the little boy told of his fear of a monster under the bed.
- He who can suppress a moment’s anger may prevent a day of sorrow.
- There was a disturbance in my heart, a voice that spoke there and said, I want, I want, I want! It happened every afternoon, and when I tried to suppress it it got even stronger.
- Chuck suppressed a laugh by putting his hand over his mouth.
James Dashner -- The Maze Runner
- Miles’s face began to twitch with barely suppressed rage.
Nicholas Sparks -- A Bend in the Road
- But the love of freedom is native to every human being and every nation, and cannot be suppressed in the long term.
Wladyslaw Szpilman -- The Pianist
- She cried without trying to suppress any of the noisier manifestations of grief and confusion,
J.D. Salinger -- Franny and Zooey
- Society suppresses us and dominates us
Charles Dickens -- Little Dorrit
- If today I lived in a Communist country where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I would openly advocate disobeying that country’s antireligious laws.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Letter from a Birmingham Jail
- The first fire came from the flank. Two squads of ARVNs moved out to suppress it.
Walter Dean Myers -- Fallen Angels
- Tobias’s mouth twitches, as if in a smile, but if that’s what it was, he suppresses it.
Veronica Roth -- Insurgent
- I have to suppress hysteria if I’m going to help him.
Veronica Roth -- Divergent
- But there was another, wilder possibility that kept raising its head, though he tried vainly to suppress it.
George Orwell -- 1984
- I always stayed at the park until I could no longer suppress my growling stomach.
Dave Pelzer -- The Lost Boy
- Meggie had to suppress a giggle.
Cornelia Funke -- Inkheart
- I’d suppressed a laugh.
Alex Flinn -- Beastly
- She suppressed a sob.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Roy suppressed a smile.
Carl Hiassen -- Hoot
- Paul suppressed a laugh.
Frank Herbert -- Dune
- Watching the boys vanish away, Charles Halloway suppressed a sudden urge to run with them,
Ray Bradbury -- Something Wicked This Way Comes
- I suppressed my curiosity, though it was far from idle.
Stephenie Meyer -- Twilight
- You’ll see I grinned, barely able to suppress my excitement.
P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast -- Betrayed
- I suppress a laugh as I stand at the edge of the pool and watch her attempt the impossible.
Simone Elkeles -- Perfect Chemistry
- This was to be suppressed.
George Orwell -- Animal Farm
- She suppressed a feeling of sadness about that, hoping that one day he would change.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Notebook
- Okonkwo, who had been walking about aimlessly in his compound in suppressed anger, suddenly found an outlet.
Chinua Achebe -- Things Fall Apart
- Here the other guinea-pig cheered, and was suppressed.
Lewis Carroll -- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- she had been given a drug to suppress her power;
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
- wherever he tried to hide he was found out by the terrific explosions of his suppressed sneezes.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Hobbit
- I hurried on, suppressing a savage urge to push my fist through the pane.
Ralph Ellison -- Invisible Man
- Despite all the difficulty he was in, he could not suppress a smile at this thought.
Franz Kafka -- Metamorphosis
- Chamberlain suppressed a smile.
Michael Shaara -- The Killer Angels
- Nudge suppressed a grin as I gave Gazzy a narrow-eyed glare.
James Patterson -- The Angel Experiment
- RUTH has her fists clenched on her thighs and is fighting hard to suppress a scream that seems to be rising in her.
Lorraine Hansberry -- A Raisin in the Sun
- He glanced downward and had to force himself to suppress a scream.
Louis Sachar -- Holes
- The Prime Minister gazed hopelessly at the pair of them for a moment, then the words he had fought to suppress all evening burst from him at last.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Suppressing an involuntary smile,
Henrik Ibsen -- Hedda Gabler
- The sight of the plate of food, wilted and solitary, made the suppressed tears well up in her eyes.
Scott Westerfeld -- Uglies
- "My common Muggle-born mother," he added, shaking with suppressed rage.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- She suppressed a smile, though her eyes were still teary.
Rick Riordan -- The Battle of the Labyrinth
- "Vlacas," Annabeth muttered, which was basically calling herself an idiot in Greek.
Her second-in-command, Malcolm, suppressed a smile.
Rick Riordan -- The Last Olympian
- struggling with suppressed laughter
C.S. Lewis -- The Last Battle
- Try as he might to suppress his own presence, that other thing never emerges.
Haruki Murakami -- After Dark
- the suppression of the horrors of the Middle Passage
Edward E. Hale -- The Man Without a Country
- The assembly, suppressing a growl of disgust at Mr. Tuffett’s indulgence in the oldest schoolmaster’s trick on record, adjourned and followed him to the front of the building.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
- At the time, I’d suppressed the urge to ask him a dozen questions.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
- I suppress the urge for now, and continue to plead.
Colleen Hoover -- Slammed
- Thomas suppressed the rising panic, closed his eyes.
James Dashner -- The Scorch Trials
- Connor suppresses a grin.
Neal Shusterman -- Unwind