With a stifled sob the lad leaped from the couch, and, rushing over to Hallward, tore the knife out of his hand, and flung it to the end of the studio.
There was a stifled groan, and the horrible sound of someone choking with blood.
"Women are not always allowed a choice," he answered, but hardly had he finished the sentence before from the far end of the conservatory came a stifled groan, followed by the dull sound of a heavy fall.
Finally he stammered in a stifled voice, "Harry, did you say an inquest?
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These excessive rules that stifle creativity.
The authorities cracked down in an attempt to stifle dissent.