Origin of pent-up
Examples from the Web for pent-up
Is it the Internet as an escape valve for decades of pent-up rebellion against political correctness?
All that pent-up uncertainty—a “bonus,” by definition, is discretionary—creates paranoia pretty much all year.
Pent-up grievances fester, and the suppression of tribal and religious identity can lead to violence.
There is indeed pent-up energy and aggression, but much in the show is also funny and sweet.
Once he got his foppish foot in the door, he celebrated by unleashing the full majesty of his pent-up fashion exhibitionism.
We lived with a pent-up volcano beneath us, and, day and night, we were ceaselessly vigilant.Captain Canot|Brantz Mayer
There will be no pent-up energies here to burst out into disaster for yourself and others.The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories|Gertrude Atherton
It was Toomey's chance, after weeks of pent-up rage for battle, and he couldn't throw it away.To The Front|Charles King
Sawaichi lay on the ground and gave vent to the pent-up misery in his heart.Romances of Old Japan|Yei Theodora Ozaki
They are pent-up reservoirs of energy, which almost any influence will tap.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)|J. Arthur Thomson