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Freud thought dreams were our subconscious showing us our repressed wishes.
I TAUGHT MYSELF TO LUCID DREAM. YOU CAN TOO.NEEL V. PATELAUGUST 25, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
For whatever repressed childhood reason, a wave of guilt washes over me when uneaten food goes into the trash.
WHY YOU SHOULD—OR SHOULDN’T—DIY DISCONTINUED HOT POCKETSPURBITA SAHAAUGUST 14, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Those making the case for reparations invariably uphold themselves as a historically repressed minority deserving of reparations.
THE U.S. CAN'T MOVE FORWARD ON LGBTQ RIGHTS WITHOUT REPARATIONSOMAR G. ENCARNACIÓNJUNE 26, 2021TIME
Hongmei’s trauma helps explain her venting to the strange man — she’s been trained to think of every misstep as a regret, and it’s easier to share so many repressed secrets with a stranger than with her husband.
GELING YAN’S TWISTY THRILLER ‘THE SECRET TALKER’ BEGINS WITH A CREEPY BUT ALLURING TEXTMARK ATHITAKISMAY 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Judge Frollo’s actions are ruled by his own repressed sexual desires, which grow until they render him desperate and diabolical.
TOWARD A QUEER DISNEY CANONEMILY VANDERWERFFSEPTEMBER 4, 2020VOX
But for the delinquency of his son, she had ocular demonstration; and her indignation was hardly to be repressed.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
She repressed her anger at Marius's sneering interference, and made a little gesture of dismay with her eloquent white hands.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
As a natural consequence her repressed but still rebellious passions diffused their poison throughout her nature.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
It was as if the Dowager's voice had opened the floodgates of her sorrow and let out the tears that hitherto had been repressed.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
I have seen Scotch homes where laughter is considered ill-bred, and the joyous shouts of children are repressed.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
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WORDS RELATED TO REPRESSED

  • calmed
  • censored
  • gagged
  • held back
  • held down
  • muted
  • repressed
  • restrained
  • restricted
  • subdued
  • suppressed
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