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Sample sentences for the GRE study word repress

repress can be used as a verb

1.His face is cold and damp, he cannot repress the weeping drops. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.Marius could not repress a cry of joy. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3."Oh, the scoundrels" cried Passepartout, who could not repress his indignation. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
4.As the Count leaned over me and his hands touched me, I could not repress a shudder. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
5.Elizabeth could not repress a smile at this, but she answered only by a slight inclination of the head. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
6.His breathing became more difficult and painful as the night drew on, and often he could not repress a groan. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
7.Pierre listened to him, scarcely able to repress a smile. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
8.Sikes appeared to repress a rising tendency to jealousy, and, clasping Oliver's wrist more firmly, told him to step out again. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
9.She blushed with emotion when he came into the room, she could not repress a smile of rapture when he said anything amiable to her. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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