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All Quiet on the Western Front
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stifle
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All Quiet on the Western Front
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  • Once we hear a stifled cry.
  • Then I see Kantorek and am scarcely able to stifle my laughter.
  • When he presses himself down upon her long and powerfully, when he buries his face and his limbs deep in her from the fear of death by shell-fire, then she is his only friend, his brother, his mother; he stifles his terror and his cries in her silence and her security; she shelters him and releases him for ten seconds to live, to run, ten seconds of life; receives him again and often for ever.

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

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