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self-repression

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Repression of self; the holding of one's self in the background.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • At this point, a psychoanalyst might inquire whether his self-disappearance weren't merely self-repression.

    Life in the Woods

  • Ultimately it will come out in some channel, either inwardly on themselves in the manner of serious self-repression, self-loathing and fear, or outwardly in the shape of blind rage and violence, against themselves and against others, including women and girls.

    Kevin Powell: An Open Letter To Chris Brown

  • And perhaps I cannot better end these hesitating words than with that tribute from one who called this master, friend, and whose lament cried in the night with more of depth and passion than Alfred Noyes is wont in his self-repression to voice:

    DARKWATER

  • They are repressing themselves because they are gay … and then the logical consequence for that self-repression is to join a party that rejects homosexuality.

    … the Hell? Republican sex scandals « Skulls in the Stars

  • More about self-repression and noble characters who silently tolerate those folks who don't know themselves or who are living life with an entirely different set of rules about forbearance and intrusion.

    A Genre Break - Duty and Desire

  • And also the power that his self-repression gave him.

    Underworld

  • With no social intercourse to compel self-repression, Mlle. de

    Two Poets

  • The very neglect in which I was left, and the consequent habits of self-repression and self-concentration; did not these things teach me how to consider and reflect?

    The Magic Skin

  • It is easy to mistake self-repression for sensuality.

    Repression

  • Love your neighbour as yourself is a carte blanche for the self-hateful and parasuicidal to maim and kill those around them ... the very people, of course, who under various degrees of self-repression and self-awareness make up most of the world's secret police forces, private armies, unofficial and official mafias.

    Archive 2007-09-01

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