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irrepressible
used in Anna Karenina

8 uses
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Definition
impossible to repress or control
  • And irrepressible delight and eagerness shone in her face.
    Part One (88% in)
  • "Yes, I suppose so," answered Anna, as it were wondering at the boldness of his question; but the irrepressible, quivering brilliance of her eyes and her smile set him on fire as she said it.
    Part One (72% in)
  • This Levin, with his continual twitching of his head, aroused in her now an irrepressible feeling of disgust.
    Part Two (84% in)
  • Betsy broke into unexpectedly mirthful and irrepressible laughter, a thing which rarely happened with her.
    Part Three (53% in)
  • And suddenly he recalled how they used to go to bed together as children, and how they only waited till Fyodor Bogdanitch was out of the room to fling pillows at each other and laugh, laugh irrepressibly, so that even their awe of Fyodor Bogdanitch could not check the effervescing, overbrimming sense of life and happiness.
    Part Three (97% in)
  • The lawyer's gray eyes tried not to laugh, but they were dancing with irrepressible glee, and Alexey Alexandrovitch saw that it was not simply the delight of a man who has just got a profitable job: there was triumph and joy, there was a gleam like the malignant gleam he saw in his wife's eyes.
    Part Four (17% in)
  • He let his eyes rest on Alexey Alexandrovitch's feet, feeling that he might offend his client by the sight of his irrepressible amusement.
    Part Four (17% in)
  • After that, with an irrepressible smile of tenderness, Kitty recalled her husband's shamefaced embarrassment, his repeated awkward efforts to approach the subject, and how at last, having thought of the one means of helping Dolly without wounding her pride, he had suggested to Kitty—what had not occurred to her before—that she should give up her share of the property.
    Part Eight (33% in)

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