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stifle
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Frankenstein
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  • I tried to stifle these sensations; I thought that as I could not sympathize with him, I had no right to withhold from him the small portion of happiness which was yet in my power to bestow.
  • Even now I weep to think that, borne down as you are by the cruellest misfortunes, you may stifle, by the word ’honour,’ all hope of that love and happiness which would alone restore you to yourself.

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  • These excessive rules that stifle creativity.
  • The authorities cracked down in an attempt to stifle dissent.

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