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stifle
Used In
Cyrano de Bergerac
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  • RAGUENEAU (ceasing to write, and raising his head): Aurora’s silver rays begin to glint e’en now on the copper pans, and thou, O Ragueneau! must perforce stifle in thy breast the God of Song!
  • But An if you deem that Cupid be so cruel You should have stifled baby-love in’s cradle!
  • I love, I stifle!
  • The cadets stifle their laughter in their cards and dice-boxes.

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

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