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used in Death of a Salesman

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to hold something back


to subjugate (oppress or hold others down)
  • Most often jovial, she has developed an iron repression of her exceptions to WILLY'S behavior
    Act 1 (3% in)
repression = to hold something back

(editor's note:  In this context, exceptions is a synonym for complaints. That sense of exceptions is more commonly heard in the phrase took exception such as "She took exception to his description of her.")
There are no more uses of "repress" in Death of a Salesman.

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