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used in The Scarlet Letter

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trying to keep under control
The exact meaning of suppress can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "suppressed the revolution" — to stop others from doing something by force
  • "suppressed a smile" — kept something from happening
  • "suppressed the story" — kept news from spreading
  • "suppressed her fear" — controlled an emotion
  • "suppressed the memory" — avoided thinking about (perhaps even removed from conscious memory)
  • Little Pearl!" cried he, after a moment's pause; then, suppressing his voice—"Hester!
    Chapter 12 — The Minister's Vigil (47% in)
  • Thou must not talk so!" answered the mother, suppressing a groan.
    Chapter 6 — Pearl (95% in)

There are no more uses of "suppress" in The Scarlet Letter.

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