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suppress
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

4 uses
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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)
  • —the righteousness of those who suppress life!
    12 — A Mother's Love (43% in)
  • The old man was against tobacco—when he had to smoke a pipe for a Grange League play he'd stuffed it with alfalfa and driven the audience out of the hall—but he did not judge a man by his addictions, or countenance the suppression of tobacco by a righteous minority.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (18% in)
  • Quickly, Chief Clumly opened the arched door just enough to let himself in, glanced over his shoulder one last time, threw down his cigar, suppressed an annoying yawn, and ducked into the cool, funereal darkness of the vestibule.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (32% in)
  • Then, soberly, his anger suppressed now:) As I said on the phone, we have problems to talk about.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (41% in)

There are no more uses of "suppress" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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