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suppress
used in Oliver Twist

8 uses
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Definition
trying to keep under control
The exact meaning of suppress can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "suppressed the revolution" — to stop others from doing something by force
  • "suppressed a smile" — kept something from happening
  • "suppressed the story" — kept news from spreading
  • "suppressed her fear" — controlled an emotion
  • "suppressed the memory" — avoided thinking about (perhaps even removed from conscious memory)
  • Mr. Brownlow's indignation was greatly roused; but reflecting perhaps, that he might only injure the boy by giving vent to it, he suppressed his feelings and submitted to be sworn at once.
    Chapter 11 — Treats of Mr. Fang the Police Magistrate; and Furnishes a.... (47% in)
  • She gave way to such great grief, that Oliver, suppressing his own emotion, ventured to remonstrate with her; and to beg, earnestly, that, for the sake of the dear young lady herself, she would be more calm.
    Chapter 33 — Wherein the Happiness of Oliver and His Friends, Experiences.... (28% in)
  • 'Without saying more?' cried Monks, in a voice which, from its very suppression, seemed only the more furious.
    Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (67% in)
  • They halted with an exclamation of surprise, but suppressed it immediately; for a man in the garments of a countryman came close up—brushed against them, indeed—at that precise moment.
    Chapter 46 — The Appointment Kept (18% in)
  • 'You know, you she devil!' returned the robber, suppressing his breath.
    Chapter 47 — Fatal Consequences (85% in)
  • I say by me—I see that your cunning associate suppressed my name, although for ought he knew, it would be quite strange to your ears.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (63% in)
  • There existed proofs—proofs long suppressed—of his birth and parentage.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (76% in)
  • 'Come, sir,' said Mr. Grimwig, tartly; 'suppress your feelings.'
    Chapter 51 — Affording an Explanation of More Mysteries than One.... (56% in)

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