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suppress
used in Moby Dick

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)
  • But after embattling his facts, an advocate who should wholly suppress a not unreasonable surmise, which might tell eloquently upon his cause—such an advocate, would he not be blameworthy?
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (1% in)
  • From even the barely hinted imputation of usurpation, and the possible consequences of such a suppressed impression gaining ground, Ahab must of course have been most anxious to protect himself.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (15% in)
  • And with what quill did the Secretary of the Society for the Suppression of Cruelty to Ganders formally indite his circulars?
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (85% in)
  • They have provided a system which for terse comprehensiveness surpasses Justinian's Pandects and the By-laws of the Chinese Society for the Suppression of Meddling with other People's Business.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (40% in)

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