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repress
used in Anna Karenina

4 uses
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Definition
to hold something back

or:

to subjugate (oppress or hold others down)
  • She blushed with emotion when he came into the room, she could not repress a smile of rapture when he said anything amiable to her.
    Part Five (68% in)
  • And besides," she said hurriedly, with difficulty repressing a smile, "it's really time to be in bed."
    Part Two (26% in)
  • Anna suddenly interrupted him with an irritation she could not succeed in repressing.
    Part Four (86% in)
  • "But it seems it was the will of God," he added, and as he said it felt how foolish a remark it was, and with difficulty repressed a smile at his own foolishness.
    Part Four (96% in)

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