What does the word repress mean?

Usage examples for repress

  1. And yet, at the same tune, I could not- nor did I try to- repress an immense pity for the man; perhaps less for the man than for the soul in pain. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  2. Rosie could hardly repress her laughter, and her black eyes flashed, and before the evening was over their hands had touched several times. – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
  3. It came on with such an awful appearance of power, that some of the men who perceived it could not repress a cry of astonishment. – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne