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stultify
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Middlemarch
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  • If they had been at home, settled at Lowick in ordinary life among their neighbors, the clash would have been less embarrassing: but on a wedding journey, the express object of which is to isolate two people on the ground that they are all the world to each other, the sense of disagreement is, to say the least, confounding and stultifying.
  • He had spoken to her in a way that made a phrase of common politeness difficult to utter; and yet, now that he had come to the point of going away from her without further speech, he shrank from it as a brutality; he felt checked and stultified in his anger.

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  • Flat, gently rolling, it is stultifying.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • What fired the imagination of my students one week bored and stultified them the next.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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