Sentence Examples


  • As introducing a discipline of stern repression which made the innocent gaieties of life impossible, and produced a dull uniformity of straitlaced manners and hypocritical morals.
  • But the memory of the benefits conferred by the English constitution remained fresh and green amidst the arid waste of repression which followed.
  • The brutalities of Austrias white coats in the north, the unintelligent repression then characteristic of the house of Savoy, the petty spite of the duke of Modena, the medieval obscurantism of pope and cardinals in the middle of the peninsula and the clownish excesses of Ferdinand in the south, could not blot out from the minds of the Italians the recollection of the benefits derived from the just laws, vigorous administration and enlightened aims of the great emperor.
  • Teach them to think and read and talk without self-repression, and they will write because they cannot help it.
  • The apparatus of Nazi repression depended on knowing who and where every citizen was and which God they worshiped.

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