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stifle
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Measure for Measure
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  • My unsoil’d name, th’ austereness of my life, My vouch against you, and my place i’ the state, Will so your accusation overweigh That you shall stifle in your own report, And smell of calumny.

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

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