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The Age of Innocence
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stifle
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The Age of Innocence
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  • If one had habitually breathed the New York air there were times when anything less crystalline seemed stifling.
  • On the other side of the hearth, from the sofa-corner where he supposed that she still crouched, he heard a faint stifled crying like a child’s.
  • The hotel’s too stifling.
  • He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime.
  • In this state of abstraction he found himself, the following morning, waking to the reality of a stifling September day in New York.
  • The room is stifling: I want a little air.
  • He had no fear of being oppressed by them, for his artistic and intellectual life would go on, as it always had, outside the domestic circle; and within it there would be nothing small and stifling—coming back to his wife would never be like entering a stuffy room after a tramp in the open.

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

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