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suppress
used in A Tale of Two Cities

9 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)
  • Yet, a doubt lurks in my mind, Miss Pross, whether it is good for Doctor Manette to have that suppression always shut up within him.
    2.6 — Hundreds of People (50% in)
  • A face habitually suppressed and quieted, was still lighted up under the quaint wig by a pair of moist bright eyes that it must have cost their owner, in years gone by, some pains to drill to the composed and reserved expression of Tellson's Bank.
    1.4 — The Preparation (13% in)
  • Depressed and slinking though they were, eyes of fire were not wanting among them; nor compressed lips, white with what they suppressed; nor foreheads knitted into the likeness of the gallows-rope they mused about enduring, or inflicting.
    1.5 — The Wine-shop (25% in)
  • So sunken and suppressed it was, that it was like a voice underground.
    1.6 — The Shoemaker (4% in)
  • He greatly disturbed that poor woman at intervals, by darting out of his sleeping closet, where he made his toilet, with a suppressed cry of "You are going to flop, mother.
    2.1 — Five Years Later (77% in)
  • The necessity of being angry in a suppressed tone had put Mr. Stryver's blood-vessels into a dangerous state when it was his turn to be angry; Mr. Lorry's veins, methodical as their courses could usually be, were in no better state now it was his turn.
    2.12 — The Fellow of Delicacy (50% in)
  • Madame Defarge sat observing it, with such suppressed approval as was to be desired in the leader of the Saint Antoine women.
    2.22 — The Sea Still Rises (13% in)
  • But, the suppressed manner had enough of menace in it—not visible and presented, but indistinct and withheld—to alarm Lucie into saying, as she laid her appealing hand on Madame Defarge's dress: "You will be good to my poor husband.
    3.3 — The Shadow (70% in)
  • There was a timid and suppressed woman in attendance (wife of the man down-stairs), who had retreated into a corner.
    3.10 — The Substance of the Shadow (27% in)

There are no more uses of "suppress" in A Tale of Two Cities.

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