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suppress
used in Great Expectations

4 uses
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Definition
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)
  • You had not your little wits sharpened by their intriguing against you, suppressed and defenceless, under the mask of sympathy and pity and what not that is soft and soothing.
    Chapter 33 (38% in)
  • Any one might have seen in her haggard face that there was no suppression or evasion so far.
    Chapter 44 (18% in)
  • "Now," said a suppressed voice with an oath, "I've got you!"
    Chapter 53 (13% in)
  • "And now," said the suppressed voice with another oath, "call out again, and I'll make short work of you!"
    Chapter 53 (14% in)

There are no more uses of "suppress" in Great Expectations.

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