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repress
used in The Grapes of Wrath

3 uses
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Definition
to hold something back

or:

to subjugate (oppress or hold others down)
  • The land fell into fewer hands, the number of the dispossessed increased, and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression.
    Chapter 19 (88% in)
repression = subjugation (oppressing or holding others down)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.
    Chapter 19 (87% in)
  • And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.
    Chapter 19 (87% in)

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