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The secret is, that wherever there is a public demand, no repressive laws will ever prevent trade.
When Gage went out to enforce the repressive acts neither he nor those who sent him thought that his task would be hard.
“There can be no doubt of him, for he was one of the prisoners that got away,” said Captain Carbonel, in a repressive manner.
THE CARBONELSCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
Among all classes men strove in the absence of a repressive power to gain advantages and privileges.
The repressive measures of Parliament and the landowners only widened the social chasm which parted employer from employed.
What this newly roused vigor of thought might have accomplished except for the repressive hand of the Church we cannot tell.
It appears she was a faithful mother, though a little severe and repressive.
DAUGHTERS OF THE PURITANSSETH CURTIS BEACH
Cold, repressive manners prevail, and there is a wooden deadness in certain Englishmen which surpasses all other countrymen.
Consequently the state as a repressive power will die out, and a free association will take its place.
But the organ was not so repressive, and as she listened she knew that the tragedy was not hers alone.
DESTINYCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK

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