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repress
used in Northanger Abbey

2 uses
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Definition
to hold something back

or:

to subjugate (oppress or hold others down)
  • Little as Catherine was in the habit of judging for herself, and unfixed as were her general notions of what men ought to be, she could not entirely repress a doubt, while she bore with the effusions of his endless conceit, of his being altogether completely agreeable.
    Chapter 9 (74% in)
  • Unable of course to repress your curiosity in so favourable a moment for indulging it, you will instantly arise, and throwing your dressing-gown around you, proceed to examine this mystery.
    Chapter 20 (62% in)

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