Levin had more than once already tried a way he knew for stifling his anger, and turning all that seemed dark right again, and he tried that way now.
Both of them now had only one thought—the illness of Nikolay and the nearness of his death—which stifled all else.
—it’s so stifling.
This is stifling her.
And so, just as before, only by occupation in the day, by morphine at night, could she stifle the fearful thought of what would be if he ceased to love her.
In a little dirty room with the painted panels of its walls filthy with spittle, and conversation audible through the thin partition from the next room, in a stifling atmosphere saturated with impurities, on a bedstead moved away from the wall, there lay covered with a quilt, a body.
But on the sixth day, when the coachman came back without him, she felt that now she was utterly incapable of stifling the thought of him and of what he was doing there, just at that time her little girl was taken ill.
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These excessive rules that stifle creativity.
The authorities cracked down in an attempt to stifle dissent.