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push under

To hide or repress
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The "sensible" person, in contrast, recognizes that the yearning cannot be stilled, so he tries instead to push it under. This isn't successful either, for the longing keeps surfacing, and his attempts to repress it must constantly be renewed.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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