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 Meanings and Examples of REPRESS
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repress
 v.  put down by force or intimidation ; restrain; crush; oppress; conceal or hide
Classic Sentence: (72 in 5 pages)
1  Mary was sitting on her stool nearby and she suddenly made a very queer sound which she tried so violently to repress that she ended by almost choking.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
2  As for my disposition, that is, perhaps, somewhat too hasty; but I have striven to repress it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
3  Alas," cried Monte Cristo, striving to repress his emotion, "if Lord Wilmore was your unknown benefactor, I fear you will never see him again.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 50. The Morrel Family.
4  Danglars, seeing his daughter smiling, and proud even to insolence, could not entirely repress his brutal feelings, but they betrayed themselves only by an exclamation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
5  On recognizing her step-mother, Valentine could not repress a shudder, which caused a vibration in the bed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 101. Locusta.
6  Then, as if reproaching himself for the longing that he could not repress, he went and kissed the two tousled heads upon the pillow, took down his seldom-used meerschaum, and opened his Plato.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
7  In listening, I sobbed convulsively; for I could repress what I endured no longer; I was obliged to yield, and I was shaken from head to foot with acute distress.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  I had been struggling with tears for some time: I had taken great pains to repress them, because I knew he would not like to see me weep.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
9  Elizabeth could not repress a smile at this, but she answered only by a slight inclination of the head.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
10  He retained a great deal of the reserve for which his boyhood was remarkable; and that served to repress all startling demonstrations of feeling.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
11  They all had a listless and dreary air of waiting somebody's pleasure, and the most talkative of the ladies had to speak quite rigidly to repress a yawn.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XI
12  His breathing became more difficult and painful as the night drew on, and often he could not repress a groan.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIV
13  I could not repress a cry of joy.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. THE BEGINNING OF A LONGER JOURNEY
14  She blushed with emotion when he came into the room, she could not repress a smile of rapture when he said anything amiable to her.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 23
15  At length he could repress his feelings no longer.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Example Sentence:
1  He could not repress an ejaculation of surprise when he heard the news.
2  In order to curb her impetuosity, Anne's parents tried not to repress her high spirits.
3  The trade unions suffered brutal repression after the coup.
4  History shows that the usual response to violent protest is repression.
5  It is anger that is repressed that leads to violence and loss of control.
6  She repressed her desire to mention his name.
7  He repressed his natural sexual desires as sinful.
8  Amy's ebullient nature could not be repressed; she' was always bubbling over with excitement.
9  We now know that repressing anger is a contributory factor in many physical illnesses.
10  Weng had hoped that the student-led democracy movement might bring about change in China, but the repressive response of the doctrinaire hard liners crushed his dreams of democracy.