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stifle
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Great Expectations
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  • Then both voices would seem to be stifled in a struggle, and then would break out again.
  • The lime was burning with a sluggish stifling smell, but the fires were made up and left, and no workmen were visible.
  • The remains of my poor sister had been brought round by the kitchen door, and, it being a point of Undertaking ceremony that the six bearers must be stifled and blinded under a horrible black velvet housing with a white border, the whole looked like a blind monster with twelve human legs, shuffling and blundering along, under the guidance of two keepers,— the postboy and his comrade.

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

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