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repress
used in Leaves of Grass

2 uses
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Definition
to hold something back

or:

to subjugate (oppress or hold others down)
  • His face is cold and damp, he cannot repress the weeping drops, He lifts the glass perpetually to his eyes, the color is blanch'd from his cheeks, He sees the slaughter of the southern braves confided to him by their parents.
    Book 28 — The Sleepers.... (46% in)
  • ...tide that will not be at rest, The like of the same I feel, the like of the same in others, The young man that flushes and flushes, and the young woman that flushes and flushes, The young man that wakes deep at night, the hot hand seeking to repress what would master him, The mystic amorous night, the strange half-welcome pangs, visions, sweats, The pulse pounding through palms and trembling encircling fingers, the young man all color'd, red, ashamed, angry; The souse upon me of my...
    Book 4 — CHILDREN OF ADAM (72% in)

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