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repress
used in Sense and Sensibility

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Definition
to hold something back

or:

to subjugate (oppress or hold others down)
  • Some mothers might have encouraged the intimacy from motives of interest, for Edward Ferrars was the eldest son of a man who had died very rich; and some might have repressed it from motives of prudence, for, except a trifling sum, the whole of his fortune depended on the will of his mother.
    Chapter 3 (29% in)

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