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  • Ser Pietrado gave a blinding smile and an ill-repressed moan escaped the lips of many young women who dreamed of sharing his bed.

    V. At the Plaza Binondo

  • But she got no further; for Alice had thrown back her head and was shaking with ill-repressed laughter.,

    Growing Pains

  • His bad temper, his ill-repressed anger did not prevent the Fleming from eating heartily and tossing off his first glass of beer in one go, meanwhile watching Maigret out of the corner of his eye.

    Maigret and the Bum

  • Starting up, he strode back and forth, not noting the pale cheeks and startled eyes of the girl who watched him in ill-repressed anxiety.

    Idle Hour Stories

  • His features expressed the bitter resentment of his heart at this insult, and worked with ill-repressed feelings of anger and spite.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844

  • Save an ill-repressed sob, or half-muttered interjection from the suffering man, no other sound broke the stillness of the place, where a thousand horsemen stood in close order, but the sputtering of the torches, in the red light of which our breaths were ascending like steam.

    The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852

  • Ever the same wasting indifference to the things that are, the same ill-repressed longing for the things that might be.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 76, February, 1864

  • Castile and the entire court, he heard, with ill-repressed tears, the announcement that all he had most earnestly striven and prayed for was now to be realised and that he himself was designated to confer with the

    Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings

  • "We all do," said a voice at my elbow; and turning I saw a man of about thirty years, dressed in the plainest-cut Quaker clothes, but with a contradiction to every tenet of Fox written on his face, where a brow of gravity for ever read the riot act to eyes that twinkled with ill-repressed mirth.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876

  • In these fits of susceptibility every glance seemed to him to be charged either with offensive pity or with ill-repressed disgust; at the very least it was an indifferent glance, and Philip felt indifference as a child of the south feels the chill air of a northern spring.

    IV. “The Young Idea”. Book II—School-Time

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