"I think it was a choice to repress the character so much, and to set up limitations," Batson says.
Also, expect attempts to repress it by those in power—who stand to directly lose the most.
The deal with the Iranian government will give them a free hand to repress activists and keep political prisoners behind bars.
Saudi Arabia wanted to establish an Islamic state in Afghanistan and repress Shia (it wants the same in Syria today).
Krampus makes manifest the shadow sides of human nature that Christianity seeks to repress.
This declaration was so unexpected that Thrse could not repress a sudden laughing exclamation.
Maurice looked, struggling to repress the emotion that almost unmanned him.
But when little Ali was brought out and he began to play on his kanoon, his harp, it was impossible to repress Naomi's excitement.
Joubert, with eighteen thousand men, was left to repress the Tyrol.
Many savages do not repress the signs of fear so much as Europeans; and they often tremble greatly.
late 14c., "to check, restrain," from Latin repressus, past participle of reprimere "hold back, curb," figuratively "check, confine, restrain, refrain," from re- "back" (see re-) + premere "to push" (see press (v.1)).
Used of feelings or desires from late 14c.; in the purely psychological sense, it represents German verdrängen (Freud, 1893), first attested 1904 (implied in repressed). Meaning "to put down" (a rebellion, etc.) is from late 15c. Related: Repressed; repressing.
repress re·press (rĭ-prěs')
v. re·pressed, re·press·ing, re·press·es
To hold back by an act of volition.
To exclude something from the conscious mind.