01. As a child, she always had to [repress] her anger because her parents wouldn't allow her to argue with them.
02. If you always [repress] your feelings, you could end up with high blood pressure or something.
03. His long [repressed] aggression finally exploded in a fit of rage.
04. Because he was sexually [repressed], he had difficulty with his love relationships.
05. Catholic priests must learn to [repress] their sexual urges because they have to take a vow of celibacy.
06. Oil companies have a long history of collaborating with [repressive] governments to extract valuable resources, with little concern for the people who live near them.
07. Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was murdered for preaching against the violent [repression] of his countrymen.
08. After years of political unrest, and [repression] of the black majority, the new government has succeeded in establishing a certain stability in South Africa.
09. Nelson Mandela was able to recreate his country after decades of [repression] of its people under apartheid.
10. Sigmund Freud believed that [repression] of the sense of smell was a major cause of mental illness.
11. In most societies, there are powerful attempts to control and sometimes [repress] minorities.
12. Studies show that riots emerge mainly in those cities where disorderly tactics can work - where riots stand a chance of getting results other than all-out [repression].
13. According to the Marxist perspective, it is the family that is most responsible for the [repression] of women.
14. In the seventeenth century, Holland rebelled against the [repressive] Catholic domination of Philip II of Spain.
15. She learned to [repress] her sexual desires because her parents taught her they were immoral and sinful.
16. Political opposition was not permitted in Chile during the [repressive] regime of Augusto Pinochet.
17. After being [repressively] ruled throughout its history, the country finally elected its first democratic government in the early 1990s.
18. The rights of ethnic minorities are [repressed] by the majority in many of the world's nations.
19. Many doctors now believe that [repressing] negative emotions such as anger can cause diseases like cancer and heart disease.
20. [Repressed] feelings such as anger or fear are sometimes let out as crying or laughing.
21. South Africa's [repressive] racial policies finally came to an end with the election of Nelson Mandela as President.
22. During the whole of the 1950s, Nelson Mandela was the victim of various forms of [repression], including being banned, arrested and imprisoned.
23. Some people suggest that the Japanese and the British are quite similar in that people in both cultures are seen as having somewhat [repressed] characters.
24. W. E. B. DuBois once said that the cost of liberty is less than the price of [repression].
25. John Lindsay once suggested that there are some politicians who believe that the people of America are ready to support [repression] as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit.
26. Simone Weil once stated that there is only one thing in modern society more hideous than crime - namely, [repressive] justice.

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