verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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verb (used with or without object)
Example sentences from the Web for repress
Using technology to discriminate against people, or to surveil and repress them, would clearly be unethical.
All of them are pinched with unease, a vague anxiety repressed during the day but unleashed once the lights go off.Simon Han’s ‘Nights When Nothing Happened’ is a poignant study of the immigrant experience|Ron Charles|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
Multiple news reports in recent years have detailed how Beijing uses tech surveillance in Xinjiang to repress its Uighur population.The world’s largest surveillance system is growing—and so is the backlash|Grady McGregor|November 3, 2020|Fortune
In a country of amnesiacs that observes Labor Day with all the energy of a repressed yawn, this story is a rousing celebration of the forgotten heroes who devoted their lives and shed their blood to ensure the dignity of American work.
She is confusing and frightening and probably violent, and the only thing we can do with her is violently repress her, shove her into the attic and hope she doesn’t cause too much trouble.Gothic novels are obsessed with borders. Mexican Gothic takes full advantage.|Constance Grady|October 16, 2020|Vox
Krampus makes manifest the shadow sides of human nature that Christianity seeks to repress.
The deal with the Iranian government will give them a free hand to repress activists and keep political prisoners behind bars.How America’s Nuclear Deal Sold Out Iran’s Liberals|David Keyes & Ahmad Batebi|December 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Saudi Arabia wanted to establish an Islamic state in Afghanistan and repress Shia (it wants the same in Syria today).
The Iraqi could barely repress his glee, and did a kind of jig as he walked across the room.British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s Lasting Legacy|Christopher Dickey|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Also, expect attempts to repress it by those in power—who stand to directly lose the most.
The Women of England, of whatever rank, studiously avoid peculiarities of dress or manner and repress idiosyncrasies of character.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Gilbert made a great clatter with his knife and fork, to conceal the laugh that he could not repress.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
She did not answer, but her mobile, painted lips quivered, as if she were trying to repress a smile and were not quite succeeding.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
He had to repress a smile as he followed where the other led him to a gray speedster in a distant corner of the open concourse.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
Stirling was never addicted to mincing matters, but Weston could not quite repress a grin.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss