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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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stifle
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • The papers, however, being shown to Dr. Fothergill, he thought them of too much value to be stifled, and advis’d the printing of them.
  • Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself; you will see it, perhaps, often in this history; for, even if I could conceive that I had compleatly overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility.

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

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