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- She now put no further restraint on her tears; her breath was stifled by sobs.Chapter 22 (31% in)
- He sighed and moaned like one under great suffering, and kept it up for a quarter of an hour; on purpose to distress his cousin apparently, for whenever he caught a stifled sob from her he put renewed pain and pathos into the inflexions of his voice.Chapter 23 (48% in)
There are no more uses of "stifle" in Wuthering Heights.
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