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inhibit
used in The Remains of the Day

3 uses
  • It is when there are two diners present, even when one of them is one's own employer, that one finds it most difficult to achieve that balance between attentiveness and the illusion of absence that is essential to good waiting; it is in this situation that one is rarely free of the suspicion that one's presence is inhibiting the conversation.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (40% in)
  • Then, not more than a week later, I was coming down the back corridor from the kitchen when Miss Kenton came out of her parlour and uttered a statement she had clearly been rehearsing; this was something to the effect that although she felt most uncomfortable drawing my attention to errors made by my staff, she and I had to work as a team, and she hoped I would not feel inhibited to do similarly should I notice errors made by female staff.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (15% in)
  • And Mr Harry Smith himself seemed to lose all inhibitions, for now he leaned forward and continued: "That's what we fought Hitler for, after all.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (73% in)

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