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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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stifle
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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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  • The atmosphere is stifling, sluggish, leaden.
  • "And now shut up, Donnerwetter noch mal!* [*For crying out loud!"] Mother can barely stifle a laugh, and I stare straight ahead.
  • All I see around me are dissatisfied and grumpy faces, all I hear are sighs and stifled complaints.

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

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