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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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stifle
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • The air is stifling here.
  • 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.

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