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stifle
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • But what really recalled her to him at this moment was the stifling heat of the afternoon, which had brought the sweat out on his forehead.

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

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