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repress

(rĭ-prĕs′)
v. re·pressed, re·pressing, re·presses
v.tr.
1. Psychology To exclude (painful or disturbing memories, for example) automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind.
2. Biology
a. To prevent (the transcription of a gene or the synthesis of a protein) by the combination of a protein with an operator gene.
b. To prevent or limit the synthesis of (a protein).

re·press′i·bil′i·ty n.
re·press′i·ble adj.
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But through the very act of repressing grief, that grief has become the life-blood that pulses to every extremity throughout the body of their fictional imaginations" (33).
Of these 20%, half are repressing their memories of the experience.
The likelihood that Andrea is repressing memories for the experience is even less, around 10%.
It may be said, though, that for Greenberg the success of Olitski and Noland was dependent on their push toward both "pure" abstraction and "pure" visuality or opticality (a flat surface repressing allusion to the tactile).
It's as though, having originated in darkness, the work of both Spero and Golub has grown toward the light without ever repressing consciousness of the barbarity that underlies its civilized splendor.