When there is genocide in Darfur, systematic rape in Congo, repression in Burma -- there must be consequences.
Underneath, however, lies the permanently molten lava of Scottish memory and its sense of English repression.
Is this country going to be stable, or is it likely to go through years of repression and civil war?
Tsundue is the creation of exile, of repression, of a hopelessness that no foreign power any longer has the courage to recognise.
In response to criticism, Roth said the purpose of the trip was to solicit money from victims of repression.
No repression, nor polite self-abnegation from Sandford this time; just plain, frank exultation and pride of achievement.
He beat them down again to repression; but he never afterwards knew how he did it.
repression and reproof, and Page 61 thwarting of the child's will, and coaxing and entreaty must cease.
Pale, stern, composed, he stood an iron figure of repression.
The accumulated bitterness of years of repression spoke in the taunt.
late 14c., noun of action from repress (v.), or else from Medieval Latin repressionem (nominative repressio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin reprimere. Psychological sense is from 1908; biochemical sense is from 1957.
repression re·pres·sion (rĭ-prěsh'ən)
The act of repressing or the state of being repressed.
The unconscious exclusion of painful impulses, desires, or fears from the conscious mind.