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repress
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

4 uses
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Definition
to hold something back

or:

to subjugate (oppress or hold others down)
  • I mean: our civilization is built on work, and to do well in it we must repress our desire to loll about.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (92% in)
  • And yet sometimes ... You see, a megalomaniac, as psychologists tell us, is a man who has done a good deal of repressing—pretending to himself that he does not actually feel what he actually feels, if you see what I mean.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (92% in)
  • Isn't it just possible that the racist's view of the Negro as a person may be nothing other than a megalomaniac projection—that is to say, a feeling of righteousness in one's superiority to a person onto whom one has projected all one has had to repress to become what one has become.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (92% in)
  • We project, so to speak, this repression into the inherent nature (as we think) of the Negro.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (93% in)

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