Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of repress.
  • noun A second or subsequent pressing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective restrictive of action

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Examples

  • Methinks it had been rather our parts to stick together in repressing these violent and unlawful intrusions and injuries dayly offered to our common mother, the holy Church of Christ, than by any manner of persuasions to help or set forward the same.

    Ss Petri & Pauli

  • Methinks it had been rather our parts to stick together in repressing these violent and unlawful intrusions and injuries dayly offered to our common mother, the holy Church of Christ, than by any manner of persuasions to help or set forward the same.

    The fort is betrayed even of them that should have defended it.

  • This is similar to the practice of China government in repressing human rights activist Tan Zuoren, who disclosed the bean dreg school building construction problem in the Sichuan earthquake, with the charge of inciting sedition.

    Global Voices in English » Hong Kong: A 10-dollar coin to pledge against political harassment

  • Austen thereby achieves the effect of normalizing heterosexual desire and pathologizing sexual repression while also expressing what must have been her poor opinion of the success such moral stories had in repressing women's sexuality or their desires.

    'Pleasure is now, and ought to be, your business': Stealing Sexuality in Jane Austen's _Juvenilia_

  • Regardless of the truth, the winner is the side who is successful in repressing the other.

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  • Don Porfirio matched ambition in repressing rebellion with enthusiasm for culture.

    A gala in Oaxaca

  • Don Porfirio matched ambition in repressing rebellion with enthusiasm for culture.

    A gala in Oaxaca

  • In the destruction of these two young priests by the infliction of an awful judgment, the wisdom of God observed the same course, in repressing the first instance of contempt for sacred things, as he did at the commencement of the Christian dispensation (Ac 5: 1-11).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • He is a man of a mild disposition, respected by the chiefs of the neighbouring principalities; and although active in repressing to the best of his ability the system of kidnapping and traffic in slaves, practised by the people of his tribe, has maintained a degree of influence over them amounting to veneration.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • Yet the power of the pope has often been of great service in repressing the excesses of sovereigns, and in softening manners. —

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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