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    to suppress one's lust

    Hello.

    I need a verb for this sentence which means to "remove" one's lust. What verb can I use? Is suppress okay? What are other options?

    Harry had lusted after Laura for many years. But that night, she looked stunning. He drank and drank whiskey to in the hope of suppressing his unbridled lust.

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    Re: to suppress one's lust

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I need a verb for this sentence which means to "remove" one's lust. What verb can I use? Is "suppress" okay? What are other options?

    Harry had lusted after Laura for many years but that night no comma here she looked stunning. He drank and drank more and more whiskey to in the hope of suppressing his unbridled lust.
    Note my corrections above. If you don't want to repeat "lust", you could say "dampen his [burning] desire".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to suppress one's lust

    Can I also use "dampen" with lust?

    I'm going to drink lots of tequila tonight. Maybe it will help dampen my lust for Anna. Maybe.

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    Re: to suppress one's lust

    It's OK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to suppress one's lust

    Practically speaking, drinking lots of booze will likely have the opposite effect. Alcohol tends to loosen inhibitions rather than dampen them.
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    Re: to suppress one's lust

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Practically speaking, drinking lots of booze will likely have the opposite effect. Alcohol tends to loosen inhibitions rather than dampen them.
    There is a conflict there isn't there? The spirit/mind is willing (inhibitions loosened), but the flesh is weak?
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    Re: to suppress one's lust

    Some of the hardest battles are internal.
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    Re: to suppress one's lust

    Supress is fine. Here are some other verbs:

    - drown
    - kill
    - forget
    - ease
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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