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suppress
used in The Mill on the Floss

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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)
  • "Oh, Tom, please don't!" exclaimed Maggie, in a tone of suppressed dread, shrinking away from him into the opposite corner.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- Maggie's Second Visit (81% in)
  • Tom drew to the corner of the table near his father when the tin box was set down and opened, and the red evening light falling on them made conspicuous the worn, sour gloom of the dark-eyed father and the suppressed joy in the face of the fair-complexioned son.
    5.6 -- Book 5 Chapter 6 -- The Hard-Won Triumph (33% in)
  • Philip was silent a few moments, and then said, in that high, feeble voice which with him indicated the resolute suppression of emotion,— "Is there no other alternative, Maggie?
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (27% in)
  • At last he said, in a tone of suppressed rage,— "I didn't notice that we had passed Luckreth till we had got to the next village; and then it came into my mind that we would go on.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (70% in)
  • She could see Stephen now lying on the deck still fast asleep, and with the sight of him there came a wave of anguish that found its way in a long-suppressed sob.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (17% in)
  • But a suppressed resolve will betray itself in the eyes, and Stephen became more and more uneasy as the day advanced, under the sense that Maggie had entirely lost her passiveness.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (28% in)
  • Stephen loosed her hand, and rising impatiently, walked up and down the room in suppressed rage.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (69% in)

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