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Usage examples for repress

  1. Not the torment of my former jealousy; but a stir of doubt and pain which I could not repress at the sight of her. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  2. He was standing by his desk in the laboratory, and I could not repress a start of surprise when I saw the change which had taken place in him. – Cynthia Wakeham's Money by Anna Katharine Green
  3. I say that this is exactly what the law ought to repress always and everywhere. – Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat
  4. Mr. Middlerib could not repress a groan. – Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor by Thomas L. Masson (Editor)
  5. And should not this complaint repress, And check the rising sigh? – The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2 by Edward Young
  6. Other artists in Europe or America repress the emotions. – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  7. Yes, Mr. Prendergast had not been able to repress his tears when he told the tale; but Lady Desmond had shed no tears when the tale had been told to her. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  8. Mr. Hazen could not quite repress a smile. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  9. Salome bit the end of her pen- holder, and could scarcely repress a smile, but she only said,- " What do you want money for, Raymond?" – Salome by Emma Marshall
  10. " Mademoiselle," cried Wilfrid, endeavoring to repress the loud tones of his angry voice, " do not jest with me. – Seraphita by Honore de Balzac
  11. She was very angry, and she had found it very difficult to repress the things which she had been impelled to speak. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  12. But the drastic methods used to repress free speech, and the right of private judgment on a political question, are indications that the secret disciples of Home Rule are not only a large but an increasing number. – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  13. Mrs. Boyce could not for once repress the inner fever which in general her will controlled so well. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. For two days the French soldiers laboured to repress the fierce attempts to burn the city. – Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2 by John Lloyd Stephens
  15. A look from her which she tried to repress reminded him of his deliberate choice. – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
  16. " Sire, we pray your majesty this time to repress your military genius under the mantle of your imperial dignity," cried the marshal. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  17. I cannot repress my summer memories- nor do I wish to. – Hedda Gabler Play In Four Acts by Henrik Ibsen
  18. Lifted in mind above other women, I admire you; but if you seek to obey an impulse which you ought to repress, I pity you. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
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