ill-suppressed love

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  • He pedalled with ill-suppressed anger, and his head was going down.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • It is time that this ill-suppressed murmur of all thoughtful men against the famine of our churches; this moaning of the heart because it is bereaved of the consolation, the hope, the grandeur, that come alone out of the culture of the moral nature; should be heard through the sleep of indolence, and over the din of routine.

    An Address

  • Do not men receive even my benefits with shrinking horror and ill-suppressed disgust?

    The Black Dwarf

  • For answer, she took his face between her hands, and looked at him with such an ill-suppressed fire in her eyes that all he could do was to draw her into his arms.

    Maurice Guest

  • I ask, they grunt their approval, and then they ignore me for the duration of the song, staring at the ceiling, glaring at the ill-suppressed giggles of their friends, checking the location of their precious handbags, in fact looking anywhere but at me.

    Broken Music, A Memoir

  • He gryph-grinned at Tad's ill-suppressed look of eagerness.

    The Silver Gryphon

  • As I stopped by the doctor's side, he said, with ill-suppressed agitation,

    A Strange Discovery

  • It is so like Mrs. Monkton's own voice and manner that Felix, with a start, turns his eyes on the author of it, and nurse, with an ill-suppressed smile, leaves the room.

    April's Lady A Novel

  • "I am neither Joyce nor Miss Maliphant," says Lady Baltimore, with ill-suppressed contempt.

    April's Lady A Novel

  • I betrayed myself with an ill-suppressed smile which broadened into a genuine laugh as poor Miss Nibbs retired most awkwardly from her post, very well satisfied with herself, no doubt.

    The Doctor's Daughter

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