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irrepressible
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
impossible to repress or control
  • It was poor Mrs. Tulliver who had hastened this catastrophe, entirely through that irrepressible hopefulness of hers which led her to expect that similar causes may at any time produce different results.
    1.13 — Book 1 Chapter 13 — Mr. Tulliver Further Entangles the Skein.... (45% in)
  • And Tom was very unhappy; he felt the humiliation as well as the prospective hardships of his lot with all the keenness of a proud nature; and with all his resolute dutifulness toward his father there mingled an irrepressible indignation against him which gave misfortune the less endurable aspect of a wrong.
    3.5 — Book 3 Chapter 5 — Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster (3% in)

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