To sink into debauchery, to stifle your soul with corruption, yes?
Then, after describing his journey to see Lyagavy, the night spent in the stifling hut, and so on, he came to his return to the town.
Bent forward, with her head and arms on the bed close by, she was crying bitterly, doing her utmost to stifle her sobs that she might not be heard.
It was to stifle them in myself, to still them, to smother them.
His passion might well, for a moment, stifle not only the fear of arrest, but even the torments of conscience.
The court usher took the document she held out to the President, and she, dropping into her chair, hiding her face in her hands, began convulsively and noiselessly sobbing, shaking all over, and stifling every sound for fear she should be ejected from the court.
And often, especially after leading him round the room on his arm and putting him back to bed, he would run to a dark corner in the passage and, leaning his head against the wall, he would break into paroxysms of violent weeping, stifling his sobs that they might not be heard by Ilusha.
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These excessive rules that stifle creativity.
The authorities cracked down in an attempt to stifle dissent.