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  • In their culture, contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs.
    inhibited = limited
  • The toxin does the deed insidiously, indirectly, by inhibiting an enzyme essential to glycoprotein metabolism.   (source)
    inhibiting = limiting or restraining
  • I've learned that the very traits that enabled my survival during childhood inhibit my success as an adult.   (source)
    inhibit = work against
  • At night, by some chemical process unknown to me but obviously inhibited by sunlight, the predatory algae turned highly acidic and the ponds became vats of acid that digested the fish.   (source)
    inhibited = limited
  • There were terpenes, which plants spread to poison the soil around them and inhibit competitors; alkaloids, which made them unpalatable to insects and predators (and children); and pheromones, used for communication.   (source)
    inhibit = keep from developing or limit
  • In retrospect she saw that her sudden lack of inhibition had intoxicated her more than any of the men had.   (source)
    inhibition = restraint
  • So far, two courts have ruled against the patients, relying on the same logic used in the Moore case (that giving patients those rights would inhibit research, etc).   (source)
    inhibit = limit
  • We believe that schools inhibit the natural curiosity, creativity, and intelligence of children.   (source)
    inhibit = keep from developing
  • We chafe at laws, particularly when we feel they're unfair or inhibiting or both, as with the law of gravity.   (source)
    inhibiting = limiting or restraining
  • Slowly, feeling the compulsions and unable to inhibit them, Paul put his hand into the box.   (source)
    inhibit = prevent
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  • Their role was to act as agents provocateurs, and they would attempt to push us around, take our food, and inhibit any political discussions we tried to have.   (source)
    inhibit = limit or prevent
  • From the moment In which she entered the room Ursula felt inhibited by the maturity of her son, by his aura of command, by the glow of authority that radiated from his skin.   (source)
    inhibited = limited in action
  • Somehow I felt that Bledsoe and Norton were behind it, and all day I was inhibited in both speech and conduct, for fear that I might say or do something scandalous.   (source)
    inhibited = limited
  • Blomkvist trusted Berger implicitly and was never for a second inhibited by the fact that she was going to be working for a rival paper.   (source)
  • He had disguised the event as a football rally, strictly for students, without the inhibition of the teachers being present.   (source)
    inhibition = restraint
  • Closing of the First National failed to inhibit the buying rush.   (source)
    inhibit = limit or prevent
  • I am well aware of the fact that we have also inhibited, by the contrast between our civilizations, all other forms of creative achievement as well.   (source)
    inhibited = limited or restricted
  • All the healthy and outgoing activities which we want him to avoid can be inhibited and nothing given in return, so that at last he may say, as one of my own patients said on his arrival down here, "I now see that I spent most of my life in doing neither what I ought nor what I liked".   (source)
    inhibited = limited or prevented
  • But of course, in all her conversations with Ashley there were so many things which could not be said, for honor's sake, that the sheer force of them inhibited other remarks.   (source)
  • Hans Castorp was not so dull that he had not noticed that much quite accurately, but he also sensed an inhibiting, restraining effect on his own civilian sentiments—indeed it may have been this proximity, the example he took from it and its supervisory aspect, that kept him from overt actions and blind adventures.   (source)
    inhibiting = limiting or restraining
  • The outside of the suit was covered with an elaborate exoskeleton, a network of artificial tendons and joints that could both sense and inhibit my movements.†   (source)
  • It encourages the brain to produce fear-of-death inhibitors.†   (source)
  • Inside that confluence of multifaceted inhibitors," she sighed, "what is freedom really?"†   (source)
  • Dr. Sherman ordered an intravenous saline drip and an injection of the labor inhibitor Brethine.†   (source)
  • It contains indinavir, one of the new protease inhibitors used for treating AIDS.†   (source)
  • One wrong word, one poorly constructed phrase, and he might destroy her sense of empathy, or preclude her from ever learning how to communicate with her mind, or inhibit her own sense of pain, so she would not immediately notice when she was injured.†   (source)
  • And his words have been used by the Supreme Court many times—in fact, the Lemon test, which the high court has used since 1971, says that for a law to be constitutional, it must have a secular purpose, must neither advance nor inhibit religion, and must not result in excessive government entanglement with religion.†   (source)
  • Lemuel raised his hand calmly a few inches off the arm of his chair to inhibit a red-faced Sykes.†   (source)
  • Then they were loaded with energizers, don't-worries, and fear inhibitors that would make mouse spit at cat, and turned loose.†   (source)
  • Since the Glatun could, somehow, inhibit any degradation in organic materials, "rations" meant a very choice selection of foods.†   (source)
  • If the morning meat delivery made me somewhat squeamish, it did not inhibit the pups.†   (source)
  • The grieving sky turned the little water to a dangerous metal and then the wind got up—not the gusty, rabbity wind of the seacoasts I know but a great bursting sweep of wind with nothing to inhibit it for a thousand miles in any direction.†   (source)
  • Memory of pain inhibited every movement.   (source)
    inhibited = restricted action
  • And they'd have had no inhibitions against marketing it off planet.   (source)
    inhibitions = self-restraint
  • Pomerat replied: With regard to your … disapproval for a wide exploration of the HeLa strain, I don't see how you can hope to inhibit progress in this direction since you released the strain so widely that it now can be purchased commercially.   (source)
    inhibit = limit
  • Among other things, scientists involved in the case claim that the practice of gene patenting has inhibited their research, and they aim to stop it.   (source)
    inhibited = limited
  • But I thought Mentat training had to start during infancy and the subject couldn't be told because it might inhibit the early ….   (source)
    inhibit = limit or prevent
  • Experts on both sides of the debate worry that compensating patients would lead to profit-seekers inhibiting science by insisting on unrealistic financial agreements or demanding money for tissues used in noncommercial or nonprofit research.   (source)
    inhibiting = limiting
  • He cautioned himself that Jamis also was without shield, but the man wasn't trained to its use, had no shield-fighter inhibitions.   (source)
    inhibitions = self-restraint
  • Paul, the smile frozen on his face, feinted with slowness as though inhibited by the drug and at the last instant dodged to meet the downflashing arm on the crysknife's point.   (source)
    inhibited = limited in action
  • Elves can't lie in the ancient language, but they have no such inhibition in ours-she could deny that Ajihad ever uttered those words if it served her purposes.   (source)
    inhibition = restraint
  • Indeed, it would be easier to handle an academic colleague in a friendly debate than someone like Advokat Giannini, who had no inhibitions and was bent on distorting his words.   (source)
    inhibitions = self-restraint
  • She was an athlete, a marble player, a pitcher of one-o'-cat, and the trappings of a girl inhibited her.   (source)
    inhibited = limited in action
  • There stood … Clavdia Chauchat—listless, worm-eaten, Kirghiz-eyed; and whenever Hans Castorp thought of her (although "thought" is an all-too-inhibited word for describing how he turned inwardly toward her), it seemed to him that he was sitting again in that boat on the lake in Holstein and gazing with dazzled and bewildered eyes out of glassy daylight across to the eastern sky and the moonlit night draped in a web of mist.   (source)
    inhibited = limited
  • In the name of caring about her, your lie became an inhibitor in your relationship with her, and in her relationship with me.†   (source)
  • Another was a coagulase, which coated the bacteria with protein to inhibit destruction by white cells.†   (source)
  • Mr. Gray found fear of death and then went to work on finding the chemicals that would induce the brain to make its own inhibitors.†   (source)
  • I'd transferred to an alternative school that offered dream studies instead of biology, so I was taking Defler's class for high-school credit, which meant that I was sitting in a college lecture hall at sixteen with words like mitosis and kinase inhibitors flying around.†   (source)
  • He was powerless to inhibit the picture.†   (source)
  • And that nothing may interrupt it in its course I shut out every obstacle, every extraneous idea, I stop my ears and inhibit all attention to the sounds which come from the next room.†   (source)
  • I call it competitive inhibition of enzymes.   (source)
    inhibition = to limit the activity (of something)
  • Strauss dealt largely with the theory and techniques of neurosurgery, describing in detail how pioneer studies on the mapping of hormone control centers enabled him to isolate and stimulate these centers while at the same time removing the hormone-inhibitor producing portion of the cortex.   (source)
    inhibitor = something that limits activity
  • What limitations of activity and inhibitions of conjugal rights were perceived by listener and narrator concerning themselves during the course of this intermittent and increasingly more laconic narration?   (source)
    inhibitions = restraints
  •   I therefore apprehend and do attach thee
      For an abuser of the world, a practiser
      Of arts inhibited and out of warrant.   (source)
    inhibited = limited
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  • She is shy and inhibited with strangers.
  • Interaction between the male species and the female species was varied and intense and highly unpredictable. There was more touching than I thought there would be. Some students had no inhibitions whatsoever.   (source)
    inhibitions = limitations in actions due to being self-conscious
  • A side effect of the sleep syrup is that it makes people less inhibited, like white liquor, and I know I have to control my tongue.   (source)
    inhibited = limited in action due to self-consciousness
  • Maraa Isabel knows he wants her to say she loves him, but she can't; she has always been painfully shy. She feels inhibited in the Internet store.   (source)
    inhibited = unable to act naturally due to being overly self-conscious
  • Like many modern writers, he sent his characters south in search of trouble, but curiously, that trouble was not typically sexual, since he, being quite advanced, could get his people in sexual trouble right in the midst of inhibited Britain.   (source)
  • It was like a child's game that had lost all inhibition in adult hands.   (source)
    inhibition = limitation or restraint
  • The histories revealed in each a severe degree of sexual inhibition.   (source)
    inhibition = limitation of activity
  • As the president listened in amazement, his usually shy and sexually inhibited wife told him precisely what she wanted from him in bed.   (source)
    inhibited = limited in action due to embarrassment or self-consciousness
  • It was a station-platform kiss—spontaneous enough to begin with, but rather inhibited in the follow-through, and with somewhat of a forehead-bumping aspect.   (source)
    inhibited = limited
  • I had not yet considered that my dream girl would also lack any inhibition about language; my companions of the past would have been unable to utter the word "breast" without blushing.   (source)
    inhibition = inability to act naturally due to being overly self-conscious
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  • Why, Good Lord, Maud, I could talk about neuroses and psychoses and inhibitions and repressions and complexes just as well as any damn specialist, if I got paid for it, if I was in the city and had the nerve to charge the fees that those fellows do.   (source)
    inhibitions = inabilities to act naturally due to being overly self-conscious
  • I would maintain this is not from trepidation on the writer's part (it's hard to find any evidence of Durrell being inhibited about much of anything) but from his sense that in novels so overheated by passion, the sexiest thing he can do is show everything but the lovemaking itself.   (source)
    inhibited = limited in action due to embarrassment or self-consciousness
  • The thought made her want to kneel beside the bed and take her son in her arms, but she was inhibited by Yueh's presence.   (source)
    inhibited = restricted in actions
  • Jessica, hearing the voices, felt the depth of the experience, realized what terrible inhibitions there must be against shedding tears.   (source)
    inhibitions = inability to act naturally due to being overly self-conscious
  • It was an incredible performance, completely uninhibited.   (source)
    uninhibited = done naturally without being self-conscious
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in uninhibited means not and reverses the meaning of inhibited. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • She moved in front of me with no shyness or inhibition.   (source)
    inhibition = inability to act naturally due to being overly self-conscious
  • Nathaniel is refreshingly uninhibited and without pretense, uttering whatever pops into his head.†   (source)
  • She lightly hitched her skirt up to her knee, quite uninhibited.†   (source)
  • Then go back to New York and be uninhibited.†   (source)
  • He took little personal interest in his students, knowing only the more uninhibited by name.†   (source)
  • Even this didn't dampen our uninhibited joy.†   (source)
  • Then, giving way to uninhibited delight, he started to caper round and round the bush boy.†   (source)
  • Earthy and uninhibited and always cheerful about it and willing to learn.†   (source)
  • Rubber-tire swings hung in the silent air, uninhibited.†   (source)
  • Perhaps it was for similar reasons that an elegant older woman with beautiful silvery hair lived there but did not participate in the uninhibited life of the naked women, who professed sacramental respect for her.†   (source)
  • Baylee was the hero of the hour, and as he warmed under the uninhibited show of affection I saw a new side of the man.†   (source)
  • Dreams were the key to the picture, permitting a boy to enter it, to stand at the crest of the windswept ridge, to climb toward the summit, now no longer far above… This was one of those uninhibited dreams that come free with growing up.†   (source)
  • "If allowed to grow uninhibited under optimal cultural conditions, [HeLa] would have taken over the world by this time," they wrote.†   (source)
  • Mariam watched them cantering uninhibited down the street, sometimes with a man, sometimes alone, sometimes with rosy-cheeked children who wore shiny shoes and watches with leather bands, who walked bicycles with high-rise handlebars and gold-colored spokes-unlike the children in Deh-Mazang, who bore sand-fly scars on their cheeks and rolled old bicycle tires with sticks.†   (source)
  • From time to time, when they came home from a wild fiesta, the nostalgia crouching behind the door would knock them down with one blow of its paw, and then there would be a marvelous explosion in which everything was the way it used to be and for five minutes they were once again the uninhibited lovers of their honeymoon.†   (source)
  • Yet, as we become ever more uninhibited by their disbelief in the supernatural, they become strong enough in their technologies that, if they wished, they could actually pose a threat to us, even destroy some of us.†   (source)
  • Dragging me behind her she plunged down the trail, sniffing every marker with uninhibited anticipation.†   (source)
  • But is it possible for a woman to be too uninhibited, too willing, so as to seem almost too … masculine?†   (source)
  • Someone in the background (perhaps Hargensen again, Sue couldn't tell in the jungle of echoes) was yelling, "Plug it up!" with hoarse, uninhibited abandon.†   (source)
  • Here, at last, was progress, and Major Major threw himself into his new career with uninhibited gusto.†   (source)
  • The harem girls, Kessell's mindless playthings, sat in a circle in the center of the floor, giggling with the uninhibited enthusiasm of children at play.†   (source)
  • With LBJ, the uninhibited rhetoric and flamboyant style of Texas politics—plus the ability to teach it either way—hit Washington and brought to town regional dialects that the country wasn't used to hearing from presidents.†   (source)
  • Josh Bennett laughs, and it's one of the most natural, uninhibited, beautiful sounds I've ever heard.†   (source)
  • Sebastian was pacing inside his protective circle of runes; every once in a while he would pause to look up at her and smile the sort of uninhibited, gleeful smile she associated with the Sebastian from her vision, the boy with guiltless green eyes.†   (source)
  • Here in the simple forest, feelings of uninhibited freedom sprang from my soul like mountain spring water.†   (source)
  • 'Cruel?' asked Colonel Korn with cold good humor, frightened only momentarily by the uninhibited vehemence of Dunbar's hostility.†   (source)
  • He wanted to write urgent love letters to her all day long and crowd the endless pages with desperate, uninhibited confessions of his humble worship and need and with careful instructions for administering artificial respiration.†   (source)
  • She was a worse dancer than even he was, but she threw herself about to the synthetic jitterbug music with more uninhibited pleasure than he had ever observed until he felt his legs falling asleep with boredom and yanked her off the dance floor toward the table at which the girl he should have been screwing was still sitting tipsily with one hand around Aarfy's neck, her orange satin blouse still hanging open slovenly below her full white lacy brassiere as she made dirty sex talk…†   (source)
  • From the Overlord's description, Jan built up a picture of a cyclopean beast living among the asteroidal rubble of some distant sun, its growth uninhibited by gravity, depending for food and life upon the range and resolving power of its single eye.†   (source)
  • The general effect was one of boisterous and uninhibited lightheartedness, more in the style of 1890 than of 1963.†   (source)
  • Against the descending sun the battlements were dark and clean-lined, while to the east, where the uninhibited light poured slantwise, the strange landscape shouted with color.†   (source)
  • She didn't have to guess what would please a man; she knew more about it than I did, from "experience"—and was explosively uninhibited about sharing her unique knowledge.†   (source)
  • , uninhibited, self-absorbed bliss: his extravagant ability to make her come—to come not once or twice but over and over again until an almost sinister final losingness of herself has been achieved, a sucking death like descent into caverns during which she cannot tell whether she is lost in herself or in him, a sense of black whirling downward into an inseparability of flesh.†   (source)
  • " A few uninhibited ones did what they called "play dirty.†   (source)
  • We call his plan uninhibited, because he was fully aware of just how irrational his situation was.†   (source)
  • But that had been a dream, and the waking Hans Castorp was a different man, less uninhibited than in his dreams.†   (source)
  • We accused Hans Castorp before of being uninhibited, but whatever the aim of his desires, a social acquaintance with Frau Chauchat was not what he had in mind, and he was in fundamental agreement with those circumstances that worked against it.†   (source)
  • It was impossible for Madame Chauchat not to notice at least something of the threads strung between a certain table and her own; and it was definitely part of Hans Castorp's uninhibited plan that she should notice something, indeed as much as possible.†   (source)
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  • As for the pilgrims, they looked much poorer than the tourists, and all seemed to be in a state of numbness, their intellect inhibited.†   (source)
  • In neither document is the faculty empowered with any authority over the school's chosen headmaster, who is designated as the principal, meaning the principal faculty member; in neither the charter nor the constitution are the decision-making powers of the headmaster or principal inhibited in any way.†   (source)
  • The lack of oxygen was affecting his inhibitions.†   (source)
  • He had no inhibitions, and whatever ones he discovered I had he'd pry away from me like little treasures.†   (source)
  • He's always been a cheerful, goodnatured kid, with very few inhibitions, which sometimes does not lead to the best classroom behavior.†   (source)
  • Maybe he's just feeling less inhibited, with Lars not hovering around, two feet away.†   (source)
  • My mom came off her meds because they inhibited her creativity.†   (source)
  • I thought of jumping out in front of it, but I hesitated, inhibited, unsure that I was really being pursued, and then it was too late.†   (source)
  • Our inhibitions were freed and my hands groped her supple body as her tongue freshened the inside of my ear.†   (source)
  • And Mr Harry Smith himself seemed to lose all inhibitions, for now he leaned forward and continued: "That's what we fought Hitler for, after all.†   (source)
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  • Or the intrusion of your soul's sickness that inhibits and binds you, or the social influences around you, or the habits that have created synaptic bonds and pathways in your brain.†   (source)
  • The effect was only slightly inhibited by the fact that he had burned his eyebrows off again about two days ago.†   (source)
  • At last she decided to leave, not even knowing why or to what purpose, out of sheer fury, and he, inhibited by his sense of guilt, had not been able to dissuade her.†   (source)
  • It inhibits perspiration.†   (source)
  • A hospital technician came to our home and inserted a catheter into Jenny's thigh; this she attached to a small battery-powered pump that strapped to Jenny's leg and delivered a continuous trickle of labor-inhibiting drugs into her bloodstream.†   (source)
  • By then her casebook was filled with terms such as introverted, socially inhibited, lacking in empathy, ego-fixated, psychopathic and asocial behaviour, difficulty in cooperating, and incapable of assimilating learning.†   (source)
  • He was so hungry, the meager supper had seemed delicious once he overcame his inhibitions.†   (source)
  • We might wonder whether trying to scare them was the appropriate direction to take, whether there was a social stigma surrounding tetanus that inhibited students from admitting that they were at risk, or perhaps that medical care itself was intimidating to students.†   (source)
  • Deanna's lack of inhibition was one of the things that Theresa loved most about her.†   (source)
  • My inhibitions went.†   (source)
  • All inhibitions stripped away, we cry like babies.†   (source)
  • Before, I got high as a way to socialize, to fit in with the crowd, feel less inhibited around guys.†   (source)
  • "Well," she said, "I guess this will make you less inhibited about sex now, huh?"†   (source)
  • We had never had any inhibitions.†   (source)
  • Many women want to be freed from their sexual inhibitions, especially young women, the modern women on campuses.†   (source)
  • If I am inhibited, the world will simply die.†   (source)
  • But to hear around them is too much; it inhibits action.†   (source)
  • To Hall: "We know that oxygen inhibits growth of the Andromeda Strain.†   (source)
  • Why not a pack roaming at will and in unison, a far more frightening and inhibiting sight?†   (source)
  • In bed, the zone of their relationship so long postponed and which, if she was honest with herself, she had secretly dreaded, Robert proved surprisingly free of the inhibitions she had expected.†   (source)
  • Anyway, his songs just eliminate inhibitions; they don't make you do anything you didn't already want to do.†   (source)
  • He was a nut, known for his lack of inhibitions, his complete disregard of the rules.†   (source)
  • Paul Larkin was looking at him with the devoted eyes of an inhibited dog.†   (source)
  • The tide was beginning to roll in again, and those great black slabs of granite had the formidable task of inhibiting the erosion along the beach, of impeding the flow and will of the Atlantic Ocean with its immeasurable tonnage and its mindless habit, centuries old, of taking or giving or regaining whatever it damn well pleased.†   (source)
  • I think it takes some terrible or great event to fuse two people together without inhibition.†   (source)
  • And fear worse than hunger, fear like a paralysis, inhibiting movement, fear so strong it was something they could feel and taste.†   (source)
  • You, however, don't have a lot of latent inhibition.†   (source)
  • No boundaries have been defined, no inhibitions imposed.†   (source)
  • Well, you people don't seem to have the inhibitions we have.†   (source)
  • Anyone who is acquainted with Jews will attest that, if anything, in the sexual area they are meek and inhibited, unaggressive, even pathologically repressed.†   (source)
  • THROUGH learning at my later date things I hadn't known, or had escaped or possibly feared realizing, about my parents—and myself—I glimpse our whole family life as if it were freed of that clock time which spaces us apart so inhibitingly, divides young and old, keeps our living through the same experiences at separate distances.†   (source)
  • And in that moment of truth all her inbred fears and inhibitions were sponged away, and she saw that the world which she had thought was split in two was one.†   (source)
  • The large weapon in his belt inhibited him.†   (source)
  • Shari's right, I've got to stop being so inhibited.†   (source)
  • They were no longer inhibited by the painful disease that slowed the Scabs.†   (source)
  • He stood up, the inhibiting bandage around his throat progressively becoming more uncomfortable.†   (source)
  • Total darkness, and to a lesser extent infrared light, inhibited growth.†   (source)
  • He shifted his astonished gaze to Bourne; the connection was made, the man inhibited by sudden fear.†   (source)
  • Indeed, all Paris shunned such inhibited visitors.†   (source)
  • Oxygen inhibited growth in all circumstances, but carbon dioxide stimulated growth.†   (source)
  • He was less inhibited than on the previous visit, but she was more so, because she could not understand the reason for the unexpected examination if he himself had said that he would not come back unless they called him because of some change.†   (source)
  • Her mind, inhibited by shock and excitement, could only understand this: No more than nine years had passed since the time she had sent the message to the sun.†   (source)
  • It is when there are two diners present, even when one of them is one's own employer, that one finds it most difficult to achieve that balance between attentiveness and the illusion of absence that is essential to good waiting; it is in this situation that one is rarely free of the suspicion that one's presence is inhibiting the conversation.†   (source)
  • That was all she said, inhibited perhaps by the resonance of her voice in the darkness, for the custom of embellishing silent films with piano accompaniment had not yet been established here, and in the darkened enclosure all that one could hear was the projector murmuring like rain.†   (source)
  • Then, not more than a week later, I was coming down the back corridor from the kitchen when Miss Kenton came out of her parlour and uttered a statement she had clearly been rehearsing; this was something to the effect that although she felt most uncomfortable drawing my attention to errors made by my staff, she and I had to work as a team, and she hoped I would not feel inhibited to do similarly should I notice errors made by female staff.†   (source)
  • She worried about her cane inhibiting her from meeting new people and felt ashamed that she had not completed her job as a resident advisor.†   (source)
  • The British are much less inhibited about their bodies—although they dress them better—than we are.†   (source)
  • Jason crouched and foot by foot broke through the inhibiting, succeeding walls of bush until he could see the thick cathedral door of the chapel.†   (source)
  • The drug, Jensen learned, inhibited metaplasia, the shift of normal body cells to a new and bizarre form, a precursor to cancer.†   (source)
  • His When he had asked Santos's messengers-after giving them several hundred francs for their inconvenience-the reason for these late-night precautions, the less inhibited man had replied, "Santos never leaves Le Coeur du Soldat.†   (source)
  • He opened his eyes, pain inhibiting thought, but not all thought, one decision as clear as anything in his limited memory.†   (source)
  • Through an unknown mechanism, it inhibited the reproduction of the virus responsible for myelogenous leukemia.†   (source)
  • It inhibited growth.†   (source)
  • Angela seemed to have no such inhibitions.†   (source)
  • She lacked social inhibitions, one of her reports stated.†   (source)
  • I honestly think that you have low latent inhibition, also known as LLI.†   (source)
  • I didn't like it, for when he was upstairs they had absolutely no inhibitions.†   (source)
  • Gone were my peasant inhibitions and inadequacies.†   (source)
  • The inhibitions went deep.†   (source)
  • Usually, it was just dinner or drinks and enough flirtatious conversation to loosen the inhibitions before the good part.†   (source)
  • These ballads were infused with a love enchantment so powerful they didn't merely reduce the listener's inhibitions but eliminated them altogether.†   (source)
  • When the planes lined up on the field, engines bellowing and snow lifting from the ground in patches that rocketed away on the wind, the pilots cleansed themselves of inhibition, and in the unbearable sound of the motors and the ceaseless vibration they entirely forgot fear and softness.†   (source)
  • The elves had no such inhibitions, though; they welcomed Saphira into their minds, reveling in her presence.†   (source)
  • Her behavior suggested that she had no reason to rush or cut someone's conversation short, and she had no inhibitions about laughing aloud when something amused her.†   (source)
  • They sang many songs, yet each was but part of a larger melody that wove an enchantment over the dreamy night, heightening senses, removing inhibitions, and burnishing the revels with fey magic.†   (source)
  • Latent inhibition is what allows people to shut down some stimuli so that they can focus on other stimuli.†   (source)
  • Though it was too early for berries, it was just the right time for roses, which made impenetrable barriers between sun-drenched fields, surrounded every house and barn, and grew without inhibition from the heart of broken stone walls.†   (source)
  • I hungered so deeply to put my arms around her, to soothe her, that it became pure discomfort, but a cluster of oddly assorted inhibitions caused me to hold back.†   (source)
  • Only her tongue had slipped its tether (making her speech not slurred but simply runaway, sometimes breakneck) and as on the previous night, I listened and watched in wonder while the powerful solvent of those grain neutral spirits set loose her inhibitions.†   (source)
  • "But," he would explain, "that dumbbell was trying to put over some behaviorist junk, that all thinking is in words and so it must take place partly in the throat, in the vocal cords--what he said was 'inhibited sub-vocalization.†   (source)
  • He was a sensitive man, and his promenades about his estate were checked by inhibited places: the cornice of the long girdling porch where a lodger had hanged himself one day at dawn, the spot in the hall where the consumptive had collapsed in a hemorrhage, the room where the old man cut his throat.†   (source)
  • When the Voice of Britain is heard at nine o'clock, better far and infinitely less ludicrous to hear aitches honestly dropped than the present priggish, inflated, inhibited, school-ma'am-ish arch braying of blameless bashful mewing maidens.†   (source)
  • He is therefore impeded and inhibited and self-conscious as Shakespeare might have been if he too had known Miss Clough and Miss Davies.†   (source)
  • His role, however unimpressive, is seen to be intrinsic to the beautiful festival-image of man—the image, potential yet necessarily inhibited, within himself.†   (source)
  • But silence inhibited her, and the moment passed.†   (source)
  • Impulses with her were rather rare and inhibited, but this one made her tremble.†   (source)
  • Carley did not feel a thrill, because feeling seemed inhibited.†   (source)
  • Somehow this fact inhibited Carley's sense of repulsion at their rude and uncouth appearance.†   (source)
  • How at critical moments he always said the thing that hurt her or inhibited her!†   (source)
  • In a nature like hers, where strength of feeling had long been inhibited as a matter of training, such a transforming surprise as sudden consciousness of passionate love required time for its awakening, time for its sway.†   (source)
  • At the same time the admiration, to say nothing of the private overtures of a certain type of woman or girl, who inhibited perhaps by the social milieu in which she found herself, but having means, could invade such a region as this, and by wiles and smiles and the money she possessed, ingratiate herself into the favor of some of the more attractive of these young men here, was much commented upon.†   (source)
  • All the ordinary inhibitions disappeared.†   (source)
  • Fifteen years of misery and suppression had brought Delia to the place where she would hope anything that looked towards a way over or through her wall of inhibitions.†   (source)
  • Or, as he writes again: "Every pathological disorder of sexual life is rightly to be regarded as an inhibition in development."†   (source)
  • For when the Boss really drank, what tender inhibitions ordinarily shackled up his tongue were absolutely removed.†   (source)
  • He realized because he often suffered from similar inhibitions himself.†   (source)
  • There is something awe-inspiring in one who has lost all inhibitions, who will do anything.†   (source)
  • And afterwards she developed an inhibition in regard to him where Grace was concerned.†   (source)
  • …itself would allow him to take advantage of the soothing effects of a pleasure and to give his will (until the time should come when its efforts might serve any purpose) a holiday—suspended the action of his will, which ceased to exert its inhibitive control; or, without that even, the thought of some information for which he had forgotten to ask Odette, such as if she had decided in what colour she would have her carriage repainted, or, with regard to some investment, whether they…†   (source)
  • Certain inhibitions stood in the way, some military, some civilian—which is to say, some that were due to Joachim's honorable presence and Hans Castorp's own sense of honor and duty; some, however, were based in the feeling that social contact with Clavdia Chauchat— a civilized relationship, with formal pronouns and bows and conversation in French perhaps—was not necessary, not desirable, not the right thing at all.†   (source)
  • The question flung itself in-voluntarily over Jane Withersteen's inhibitive habit of faith without question.†   (source)
  • In the fine spring morning the inhibitions of the male world disappeared and she reasoned as gaily as a flower, while the wind blew her hair until her head moved with it.†   (source)
  • The regret that I felt for this, while I lingered alone to dream for a little by myself, made me suffer so acutely that, in order not to feel it, my mind of its own accord, by a sort of inhibition in the instant of pain, ceased entirely to think of verse-making, of fiction, of the poetic future on which my want of talent precluded me from counting.†   (source)
  • He was after all and despite various failures and inhibitions a youth of the Don Juan or Lothario stripe.†   (source)
  • None of the inhibitions which the dominance and possible future opposition of her parents might imply.†   (source)
  • And there were no difficulties of mood or inhibitions to overcome in connection with any of these girls.†   (source)
  • A recollection of his own youthful inhibitions caused him to feel that perhaps it was not right for him to have suggested it.†   (source)
  • In spite of all that deep and urgent curiosity and desire that had eventually led him to that place and caused him to yield, still, because of the moral precepts with which he had so long been familiar, and also because of the nervous esthetic inhibitions which were characteristic of him, he could not but look back upon all this as decidedly degrading and sinful.†   (source)
  • …his youth because of his looks, his means, and his local social position (his father had been a judge as well as a national senator from here), he had seen so much of what might be called near-city life that all those gaucheries as well as sex-inhibitions and sex-longings which still so greatly troubled and motivated and even marked a man like Mason had long since been covered with an easy manner and social understanding which made him fairly capable of grasping any reasonable moral or…†   (source)
  • Nor must he be inhibited from showing many persons and things, which may possibly have never fallen within the knowledge of great part of his readers.†   (source)
  • Besides, virginity is peevish, proud, idle, made of self-love, which is the most inhibited sin in the canon.†   (source)
  • But to worship God, is inanimating, or inhibiting, such Image, or place; that is to say, an infinite substance in a finite place, is Idolatry: for such finite Gods, are but Idols of the brain, nothing reall; and are commonly called in the Scripture by the names of Vanity, and Lyes, and Nothing.†   (source)
  • For all this, however, poor Tom smarted in the flesh; for though Thwackum had been inhibited to exercise his arm on the foregoing account, yet, as the proverb says, It is easy to find a stick, &c.†   (source)
  • As Partridge was inhibited from that topic which would have first suggested itself, he fell upon that which was next uppermost in his mind, namely, the Man of the Hill.†   (source)
  • But vulgarity, after all, means no more than a yielding to natural impulses in the face of conventional inhibitions, and that yielding to natural impulses is at the heart of all healthy language-making.†   (source)
  • Mr Mulligan accepted of the invitation and, expatiating upon his design, told his hearers that he had been led into this thought by a consideration of the causes of sterility, both the inhibitory and the prohibitory, whether the inhibition in its turn were due to conjugal vexations or to a parsimony of the balance as well as whether the prohibition proceeded from defects congenital or from proclivities acquired.†   (source)
  • …a) acquaintance initiated in September 1903 in the establishment of George Mesias, merchant tailor and outfitter, 5 Eden Quay, b) hospitality extended and received in kind, reciprocated and reappropriated in person, c) comparative youth subject to impulses of ambition and magnanimity, colleagual altruism and amorous egoism, d) extraracial attraction, intraracial inhibition, supraracial prerogative, e) an imminent provincial musical tour, common current expenses, net proceeds divided.†   (source)
  • I think their inhibition comes by the means of the late innovation.†   (source)
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