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stifle
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The Idiot
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  • The stifling atmosphere foretold a storm, and the prince felt a certain charm in the contemplative mood which possessed him.
  • As before, he crossed the street and watched the windows from the other side, walking up and down in anguish of soul for half an hour or so in the stifling heat.

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

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