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confined; restrained; not vented or expressed; curbed:
pent-up emotions; pent-up rage.
adj. use of verb phrase
repressed, suppressed, bottled-up.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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But the process of filtering through the
supply of potential is overwhelming.
However, if you do manage to break through the ice, there is much
and sincere warmth to enjoy.
Along the way, they pummel each other verbally with their constant squabbling and dredge up several decades of
With no physical outlet for their
energy, coaches occasionally seem more fired up than their players.
And then, in a terrific prodigality, the
religious emotion burst forth.
There had to be
demand out there for something better.
Maybe it's the appeal of the
intellectual and entrepreneurial energy lurking in those countries.
But both are alike as safety valves for venting
emotions enflamed by societies in frightening flux.
Finally, market studies do not show
demand for live mobile video.
You'd be smart to point to historic
demand for cars.
British Dictionary definitions for
pent up when postpositive
not released; repressed
I've been pent up in this office for over a year
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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