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stifle
Used In
Lord of the Flies
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  • The disc of the sun was dull silver as though it were nearer and not so hot, yet the air stifled.
  • "After the feast," said Sam in a stifled voice.
  • A stick snapped and he stifled a cough.

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

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