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 Meanings and Examples of SUPPRESS
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suppress
 v.  put down by force or authority; overwhelm; keep from being revealed
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  Our enemy has made us human and civilized by forcing us to suppress our narcissistic urges and desires for the good of all.
2  It is probable that the medication will suppress the symptom without treating the condition.
3  He tried to suppress a smile but felt the corner of his mouth twitch.
4  He who can suppress a moment's anger may prevent a day of sorrow.
5  He continued to suppress the people and serve the imperialists.
6  But guess why they stay home and suppress what they call ethnic unrest?
7  What they suppress is far more important than what they report.
8  The boy could not suppress a snicker when the teacher sat on the tack.
9  In 1976 the suppression of an uprising in Soweto, a black township on the outskirts of Johannesburg, ushered in sanctions and boycotts, crimping South Africa's economy.
10  Two decades after the genocide, Rwandans are enjoying longer and wealthier lives, yet extreme poverty persists and activists complain of political suppression.
11  Eye problems can indicate an unhealthy lifestyle with subsequent suppression of the immune system.
12  It was revealed that important evidence had been suppressed.
13  The reproduction and growth of the cancerous cells can be suppressed by bombarding them with radiation.
14  The Professor said that deep sleep allowed suppressed anxieties to surface.
15  The new government quickly suppressed the rebellion.
Classic Sentence: (100 in 7 pages)
1  He turned back to the girls, who were trying to suppress their smiles.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
2  The contrast was too grotesque: she could scarcely suppress the smile it provoked.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
3  He had made a fortune in business, and spent nearly all of it in building up a magazine, which the post office department had tried to suppress, and had driven to Canada.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 30
4  Major Heyward was mistaken only in suffering his youthful and generous pride to suppress his active watchfulness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
5  "Something like this I had heard before," said Cora, observing that he paused to suppress those passions which began to burn with too bright a flame, as he recalled the recollection of his supposed injuries.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
6  The young man at his elbow shuddered, but seemed to suppress his feelings in tenderness to his companion.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
7  They suppress the truth rather than take the consequences of telling it, and in so doing prove themselves a part of the human family.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
8  I deeply regret the necessity that impels me to suppress any thing of importance connected with my experience in slavery.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
9  I was smoking, and trying to suppress a rising tendency to shudder.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. MY FIRST DISSIPATION
10  Dolly could scarcely suppress a smile.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 28
11  "Yes, yes," she said, evidently trying to suppress her jealous thoughts.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 3
12  Her son saw that she could not suppress a smile of delight.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 33
13  Darya Alexandrovna could not suppress a good-humored smile as she recognized him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 17
14  But here he was interrupted by his fair physician, a smile which she could scarce suppress dimpling for an instant a face, whose general expression was that of contemplative melancholy.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
15  We are thrown off our guard by the general agitation of our feelings, and betray the intensity of those, which, at more tranquil periods, our prudence at least conceals, if it cannot altogether suppress them.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX