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suppress
used in Of Human Bondage

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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)
  • Her voice became a little peremptory, and instinctively she suppressed inattention and corrected slovenliness.
    33-34 — Chapters 33-34 (7% in)
  • He could not suppress a desire to be even with her.
    55-56 — Chapters 55-56 (48% in)

There are no more uses of "suppress" in Of Human Bondage.

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