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  • she had been given a drug to suppress her power;   (source)
    suppress = try to keep under control
  • I suppressed my curiosity, though it was far from idle.   (source)
    suppressed = tried to keep under control
  • Meggie had to suppress a giggle.   (source)
    suppress = keep under control
  • But the love of freedom is native to every human being and every nation, and cannot be suppressed in the long term.   (source)
    suppressed = kept under control
  • Paul suppressed a laugh.   (source)
    suppressed = prevented (stopped/controlled)
  • Try as he might to suppress his own presence, that other thing never emerges.   (source)
    suppress = keep under control
  • I suppress a laugh as I stand at the edge of the pool and watch her attempt the impossible.   (source)
    suppress = prevent; or keep under control
  • Watching the boys vanish away, Charles Halloway suppressed a sudden urge to run with them,   (source)
    suppressed = kept under control
  • RUTH has her fists clenched on her thighs and is fighting hard to suppress a scream that seems to be rising in her.   (source)
    suppress = keep under control
  • I'd suppressed a laugh.   (source)
    suppressed = kept under control
  • You'll see I grinned, barely able to suppress my excitement.   (source)
    suppress = keep under control
  • struggling with suppressed laughter   (source)
    suppressed = restrained (kept under control)
  • I hurried on, suppressing a savage urge to push my fist through the pane.   (source)
    suppressing = keeping under control
  • Chamberlain suppressed a smile.   (source)
    suppressed = stopped (controlled)
  • 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.   (source)
    suppressed = prevented from being shared
  • She cried without trying to suppress any of the noisier manifestations of grief and confusion,   (source)
    suppress = keep under control
  • But there was another, wilder possibility that kept raising its head, though he tried vainly to suppress it.   (source)
    suppress = keep it under control
  • Suppressing an involuntary smile,   (source)
    suppressing = trying to keep under control
  • Here the other guinea-pig cheered, and was suppressed.   (source)
    suppressed = tried to keep under control
  • the suppression of the horrors of the Middle Passage   (source)
    suppression = the act of trying to keep news from spreading
  • I suppressed a grin.†   (source)
  • To suppress the rising nausea, Kya focused on Sunday Justice grooming himself on a windowsill.†   (source)
  • That was when Mama finished her soup with a clank, suppressed a cardboard burp, and answered for him.†   (source)
  • Farid gave me another dismissive look, this one with a hint of barely suppressed animosity, and went back to smoking his cigarette.†   (source)
  • Haymitch guffaws and we all start laughing except Effie, although even she is suppressing a smile.†   (source)
  • Connor suppresses a grin.†   (source)
  • They dropped to the ground and lay suppressing giggles.†   (source)
  • She pursed her bright red mouth, painted to a fullness beyond the narrow line of her lips, trying to suppress a smile of triumph.†   (source)
  • Once in a while they would stage a revolt, which would then be ruthlessly suppressed.†   (source)
  • Real training meant watching, listening, diverting a dog's exuberance, not suppressing it.†   (source)
  • In peace, what had been suppressed by anxiety and fear began to reawaken.†   (source)
  • When he has no idea …. but he suppresses that thought.†   (source)
  • Paul suppressed a smile.†   (source)
  • Wasn't it for you, I wanted to ask her, while suppressing the urge to grab her by the shoulders and tell her it was all her fault, that we moved out of the old house in the first place?†   (source)
  • I bowed my head but couldn't suppress a smile.†   (source)
  • Of course, the Vatican, in keeping with their tradition of misinformation, tried very hard to suppress the release of these scrolls.†   (source)
  • I called on McMillian's trial lawyers, Bruce Boynton and J. L. Chestnut, to testify about how much more they could have done to win an acquittal if the State had turned over the evidence it had suppressed.†   (source)
  • He could feel himself beginning to panic, and he suppressed it, pushing the worry back down inside him.†   (source)
  • The judge is going to rule on a motion that King's lawyer made to suppress Cruz's testimony, and a few other things.†   (source)
  • He would lie there listening to the radio, his eyes glittering with barely suppressed rage.†   (source)
  • At first the other cheerleaders tried to suppress her; it was like trying to calm down a puppy.†   (source)
  • Number two: Our motion to suppress the evidence has been denied.†   (source)
  • They were suppressing smiles.†   (source)
  • "You never know," Dodgson said, suppressing his anger.†   (source)
  • —shot through my mind, but I suppressed it as mean and unworthy.†   (source)
  • She looked at her rags and stained skin, and she couldn't suppress the twinge of shame.†   (source)
  • I became restless and was afraid to sleep for fear that my suppressed thoughts would appear in my dreams.†   (source)
  • But Barb Wiggin and Harold Crosby closed their eyes; Harold did not look well—he seemed to be suppressing vomit, and his face took on the lime-green shade of the grass at the feet of Christ's disciples, who loomed over him.†   (source)
  • I suppressed my shock, my disgust.†   (source)
  • It is suppressed and high-pitched and contains an element of disbelief.†   (source)
  • When they heard a button ping against the floorboards, they had to suppress their grins and look away.†   (source)
  • Even though his abilities are far away, suppressed by these wretched walls, an inferno rages in his eyes.†   (source)
  • Sometimes people try to suppress feelings of uncertainty and inadequacy, just to appear tough on the outside.†   (source)
  • Then, just as one nurse was unable to suppress a high-pitched laugh, my mother opened my father's door and let it swing shut again.†   (source)
  • Instead he called out the name in a perfectly reasonable way, without pause, without doubt, without a suppressed smile, just as he had called out Brian and Erica and Tom.†   (source)
  • Ben and I exchanged a knowing glance, and I scrunched up my face to suppress laughter.†   (source)
  • She had to suppress the memories that tormented her or Mama Elena's fury would erupt any moment.†   (source)
  • Will could see the tightness around Gared's mouth, the barely suppressed anger in his eyes under the thick black hood of his cloak.†   (source)
  • He heard a savage say "No!" in a shocked voice; and then there was suppressed laughter.†   (source)
  • I hugged the side of the road, trying to suppress my nervousness and praying to go home.†   (source)
  • Voices are heard in the hall, speaking together in suppressed excitement.†   (source)
  • To allow the talentless to have exalted privileges and suppress what could be the greatest minds in the world for the sake of an archaic organization system is cruel, and it only stops us from becoming the best we can be.†   (source)
  • They studied immune suppression and cancer growth by injecting HeLa cells into immune-compromised rats, which developed malignant tumors much like Henrietta's.†   (source)
  • But in the evenings the suppressed longing of the entire day, the happiness and the bliss of all the times before come rushing to the surface, and all we can think about is each other.†   (source)
  • A suppressed religion, perhaps.†   (source)
  • I press my forehead against the cool glass and close my eyes, allowing the questions I've been suppressing all night to re-emerge.†   (source)
  • "Come in," I said, barely able to suppress a smile.†   (source)
  • A thousand feelings swirl through me, a thousand questions whip around my mind, a thousand suppressed hopes and desires, buried long ago—and yet I can't hold on to anything, not a single theory or explanation that makes any kind of sense.†   (source)
  • A suppressed voice, English.†   (source)
  • He could suppress it no longer.†   (source)
  • I close my curtains, suppressing a smile, and walk away.†   (source)
  • Isaiah shrugged while suppressing a smile.†   (source)
  • Like the other two, it was suppressed.†   (source)
  • "To wet their parched tongues," he added, and I thought I saw Crumlin suppress a smirk.†   (source)
  • It took him a full two weeks to suppress his true nature and coach football in a way he'd never coached before.†   (source)
  • Never has there been that much suppressed laughter on an Afghan mission.†   (source)
  • But he was wrong to think the newspapers or government was suppressing his letter: His friend, terrified of being connected to the assassin, never delivered the letter to the newspaper.†   (source)
  • One measure of his exhaustion was the fact that the contorted syntax he usually worked so hard to suppress had now resurfaced.†   (source)
  • Lawrence, for instance, had numerous novels suppressed and undertook a monumental battle with the British censors.†   (source)
  • Before she could suppress it, she'd let out a gasp.†   (source)
  • As two bars of precious prewar soap appeared, Frau Mikes clapped her hand over her mouth to suppress her yelp of triumph.†   (source)
  • Mom suppressed her laughter.†   (source)
  • On the Street, the full radiance of Sushi K's Rising Sun hairdo is suppressed by the height and width regulations.†   (source)
  • Some part of her mind must already have had this gruesome thought and suppressed it, for she needed no explanation at all.†   (source)
  • Censorship, repression and suppression simply don't work.†   (source)
  • "The Times didn't even bother writing about us when the strike ended," Yetta said, and Bella could hear the barely suppressed rage in her voice.†   (source)
  • It is liberating suppress ed material.†   (source)
  • When he thought about it, he couldn't suppress a secret pleasure at being alone in this small cozy car with Miss Edmunds.†   (source)
  • Mammachi said it was a sure sign of suppressed unhappiness.†   (source)
  • Sophie suppressed a groan; one of these days her brother was going to get them into real trouble.†   (source)
  • I'd say they were suppressing their hostility.†   (source)
  • "Oxfordshire," I said, and indeed, it was no easy task to suppress the instinct to add "sir".†   (source)
  • Mack had been suppressing finally surfaced in all its glory.†   (source)
  • I roll over and kiss him on the lips, my eyes tight shut, trying to suppress the guilt I feel for going to the police behind his back.†   (source)
  • I noticed him trying to suppress a laugh and it made me feel a little better.†   (source)
  • On behalf of our membership we strongly condemn your suppression of patriotism in the American School System.†   (source)
  • "There he is," said the one who saw him first, suppressing her laughter, before he raised his eyes and saw the two rigid, aloof women of his life as they crossed the park without looking at him.†   (source)
  • Bellamy barely suppressed a snort.†   (source)
  • Why suppress anger at a dripping faucet?†   (source)
  • We joked that maybe we should start withholding food to stunt his growth and suppress his energy levels.†   (source)
  • But all of this he suppressed.†   (source)
  • For a period, we get a new 'class society' in which the proletarians suppress the bourgeoisie by force.†   (source)
  • He took a draft to his boss and suppressed a wince while sliding it over.†   (source)
  • But before she could respond we heard a noise in the hallway outside like someone suppressing a cough, and in a moment Hatsumomo stepped into the open doorway.†   (source)
  • Loading her pockets with stones, Quinn thought with a suppressed shudder.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Kalle Blomkvist—she remembered his nickname and suppressed the impulse to say it out loud—suddenly looked serious.†   (source)
  • Westley could barely suppress his smile.†   (source)
  • I was working hard to suppress my thoughts, afraid they might somehow show on my face.†   (source)
  • He had blood results come back from the lab as a match for a break-in at a jewelry store, and a suppression hearing in superior court, and already on his desk was the first new complaint of the day-a theft of wallets in which the credit cards had been used, leaving a trail for Patrick to trace.†   (source)
  • Only with vigorous effort did I suppress my joy.†   (source)
  • Vivaldo suppressed whatever rude retort was on his tongue.†   (source)
  • A few weeks later, the government introduced the notorious Suppression of Communism Act and the ANC called an emergency conference in Johannesburg.†   (source)
  • At the time, I'd suppressed the urge to ask him a dozen questions.†   (source)
  • Any "realistic" review of the AIDS virus when it was first appearing in Africa would probably have led experts and government officials to conclude that the virus was of little significance for human health and that scarce research funds should not be allocated to it—after all, it was just a virus that infected a handful of Africans, and all it did was suppress their immune systems.†   (source)
  • Paul studied the woman in the picture with her barely suppressed laughter—this woman he had never known was his grandmother.†   (source)
  • Holly was forced to stop several times and Hazel, full of fear, had hard work to suppress his impatience.†   (source)
  • She called attention in a carefully suppressed, but fairly tragic tone, to Stoddard and Johnnie dancing together, the only couple on the floor.†   (source)
  • I nodded my head in agreement as I gritted my teeth from trying to suppress more coughing.†   (source)
  • The societies to which I have been exposed seemed to me largely machines for the suppression of women.†   (source)
  • In life, most of us are highly skilled at suppressing action.†   (source)
  • The rage he had almost unknowingly suppressed throughout his life had burst forth with a violence and passion that he had struggled to contain.†   (source)
  • The British navy led the way in trying to suppress the slave trade, both in the Atlantic and within Africa itself.†   (source)
  • The great rolling wheel of Red's life had swung upward again, and he could not suppress his high spirits.†   (source)
  • Because the drug suppressed appetite, Aidid didn't need to feed them much.†   (source)
  • The girls at her feet cover their mouths with their hands to suppress their giggles.†   (source)
  • Heath's suppressed shot was a click no louder than a staple gun, and the fighter dropped instantly.†   (source)
  • Years of isolation from Western culture and suppressed sexual freedom had found their outlet.†   (source)
  • He suppressed a smile as he imagined making that particular request, then promised to bring the subject up at the next board meeting.†   (source)
  • He was mortified; he had gum stuck on his fingers and in his hair, and he could hear his classmates trying to suppress their laughter.†   (source)
  • The olfactory array immediately suppresses my sense of smell.†   (source)
  • Robert Leader could not suppress a smile of glee as he spotted two large drop-tanks—jettisoned fuel tanks from Navy planes.†   (source)
  • He laid his hand on the hobbit's shoulder in friendly fashion; but Frodo felt the hand trembling with suppressed excitement.†   (source)
  • Jack's eyes widened, and Aven suppressed a grin as he moved squarely to the middle of the deck.†   (source)
  • I was learning the hidden, suppressed side of a person I had known for ten years.†   (source)
  • Still, the exhaustion produced by so much hard work was not enough to suppress his robust and sensual nature.†   (source)
  • Yossarian suppressed a smile.†   (source)
  • "Fine," says Ramsey, unable to suppress a smile.†   (source)
  • Vlad suppressed a smile.†   (source)
  • The girl with the glasses could barely suppress her yawns, while Franz smiled blissfully at her side.†   (source)
  • The cringingly awful memory which I had successfully suppressed starts to resurface.†   (source)
  • The third time, she was millimeters away, and the Invisible Man snorted to suppress a laugh.†   (source)
  • The student body of the college was tense with suppressed violence.†   (source)
  • Jake couldn't suppress a smile.†   (source)
  • He suppressed a flash of anger.†   (source)
  • When our better instincts are suppressed, isn't that the beginning of brutality?†   (source)
  • Suppress them, I think.†   (source)
  • "Every officer that stands an idle spectator, and sees such a wanton . waste of powder, and doesn't do his utmost to suppress the evil, may expect to be reported," declared Nathanael Greene.†   (source)
  • Ruefully, suppressing a short throated laugh, Jason remembered Paris thirteen years ago.†   (source)
  • She was trembling, her shoulders shaking with sobs that she struggled to suppress.†   (source)
  • Apart from a quickly suppressed urge to scream, all that came into her head was a string of questions, so objective and practical that they seemed callous.†   (source)
  • Joe closed his eyes and strove to suppress a welling anxiety.†   (source)
  • My aunt made no reply, but I thought I caught the sound of a suppressed sob.†   (source)
  • His breath came and went in huffs of suppressed coughs.†   (source)
  • "Well, you can read the rest," his roommate said, failing to suppress a smile as he handed the booklet back to Max.†   (source)
  • He found it hard to suppress a howl of delight as he surveyed the havoc—/ made this happen—and saw Brother Eugene's trembling chin and horror-stricken expression.†   (source)
  • Your options are pretty much to let it spew out all the time like Deo, or try to suppress it, which is what my dad did, and I think it came out in his hypochondriasis, thinking he was dying all the time.†   (source)
  • I have to suppress a groan of pleasure at the anticipation for decorum's sake.†   (source)
  • The slight, choked sound from Eddie Willers was his suppressed desire to cheer.†   (source)
  • There was no confident flow or rhythm to my words; it was a panicked, frightened spillage of deeply felt long-suppressed emotion.†   (source)
  • Unfortunately, the government cannot suppress journalists, no matter how reckless or irresponsible they become with conjecture and fabrication.†   (source)
  • Nicolo asked skeptically, in the way that people of suppressed dreams often preclude their own possibilities.†   (source)
  • In response to such letters from wives, a good many Union soldiers wrote as did an Ohio lieutenant: "Our Fathers made this country, we, their children are to save it …. and you should …. experience a laudable pride in the part your [husband and brothers] are now taking to suppress the greatest rebellion the history of the world has ever witnessed….†   (source)
  • A small revolt in part of a State can be suppressed by the militia from other parts of the State.†   (source)
  • They can barely suppress smirks betraying their good fortune, for not only destroying Lee's army but to be present at the moment of Marse Robert's greatest humiliation.†   (source)
  • As with Sarah's rape, I eventually managed to suppress the memories, at least most of the time.†   (source)
  • Whenever my mother allowed me to sit with Misty in church, we played a game where we'd close our eyes, open the hymnal, and then read the two titles with an ending of "in the bed," such as "Just As I Am in the bed" or "How Great Thou Art in the bed" It was Misty's game, recently learned from the so very mature Dean, and though it seemed a little sacrilegious, I couldn't help but shake with suppressed laughter, so desperate for the freedom to let it all out.†   (source)
  • I fought to suppress a sneeze as the strong fragrance of the redwood leaves filled my nostrils.†   (source)
  • She felt a bolt of pity, but suppressed it.†   (source)
  • Oh, some wardens listened and other wardens tried to suppress it but added up same either way—null program.†   (source)
  • She was sleeping very soundly and quietly but there was awareness in her eyes when she opened them, and after a moment suppressed laughter.†   (source)
  • Gabriel tried and failed to suppress a smile.†   (source)
  • In one case a general falsehood is widely and officially disseminated; in the other the truth seems to be suppressed.†   (source)
  • If we could not accept our somewhat different practice of racist suppression of black Americans, how could we ever hope to correct it?†   (source)
  • With some difficulty, George suppressed a giggle.†   (source)
  • He found it beyond simple coincidence that in of all years 1861 the federal government should have set out on a vigorous suppression of those independent mail routes still surviving the various Acts of '45, '47, '51 and '55, Acts all designed to drive any private competition into financial ruin.†   (source)
  • Like a strip of film run at antic jerky speed through the projector, she saw that morning's mad charade, saw Wilhelmine's mop of flaming hair draw back from her groin, the famished damp lips parted in a petrified perfect 0, eyes sparkling with terror; looking at the revulsion in Hoss's face, thinking of the housekeeper, she felt herself begin to suppress either a scream or a peal of laughter.†   (source)
  • There in Berlin, like the city itself, symbols of love, symbols of worship, cannot be suppressed.†   (source)
  • We learn to suppress it, calling this concentration.†   (source)
  • He starts to answer DRUMMOND, then turns toward the spectators and tries, almost physically, to suppress the amused reaction.†   (source)
  • To this was added a new sympathy for the rebellion Indar had spoken of to me, the rebellion he had discovered when he had walked beside the river of London and had decided to reject the ideas of home and ancestral piety, the unthinking worship of his great men, the self-suppression that went with that worship and those ideas, and to throw himself consciously into the bigger, harder world.†   (source)
  • --the righteousness of those who suppress life!†   (source)
  • The revolution broke out willy-nilly, like a sigh suppressed too long.†   (source)
  • TYRONE His voice trembling with suppressed fury.†   (source)
  • We cannot teach them government in Germany by suppressing liberty and justice.†   (source)
  • MORE (Suppressing a grin) It is, Will?†   (source)
  • Church lay frozen against the back door, suppressing the seething hatred in his heart.†   (source)
  • wherever he tried to hide he was found out by the terrific explosions of his suppressed sneezes.   (source)
    suppressed = kept or tried to keep under control
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