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repress
used in The Mill on the Floss

7 uses
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Definition
to hold something back

or:

to subjugate (oppress or hold others down)
  • In these fits of susceptibility every glance seemed to him to be charged either with offensive pity or with ill-repressed disgust; at the very least it was an indifferent glance, and Philip felt indifference as a child of the south feels the chill air of a northern spring.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (9% in)
  • "Ah, young gentleman," said Mr. Deane, with that tendency to repress youthful hopes which stout and successful men of fifty find one of their easiest duties, "that's sooner said than done,—sooner said than done."
    3.5 -- Book 3 Chapter 5 -- Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster (42% in)
  • She wondered if he remembered how he used to like her eyes; with that thought Maggie glanced toward the square looking-glass which was condemned to hang with its face toward the wall, and she half started from her seat to reach it down; but she checked herself and snatched up her work, trying to repress the rising wishes by forcing her memory to recall snatches of hymns, until she saw Philip and his father returning along the road, and she could go down again.
    5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- In the Red Deeps (9% in)
  • Stephen had fallen by mistake into his habit of playful appeal to Maggie, and she could not repress the answering flush and epigram.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (53% in)
  • Meanwhile, Maggie sat at her stall cold and trembling, with that painful sensation in the eyes which comes from resolutely repressed tears.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (55% in)
  • "Oh, I do,—I begin to see," said Maggie, unable to repress this utterance of her recent pain.
    7.2 -- Book 7 Chapter 2 -- St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (71% in)
  • All people of broad, strong sense have an instinctive repugnance to the men of maxims; because such people early discern that the mysterious complexity of our life is not to be embraced by maxims, and that to lace ourselves up in formulas of that sort is to repress all the divine promptings and inspirations that spring from growing insight and sympathy.
    7.2 -- Book 7 Chapter 2 -- St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (97% in)

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