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The Two Towers
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  • He tucked them one under each armpit, and crushed them fiercely to his sides; a great stifling hand was clapped over each of their mouths.
  • A whip-thong curled round his legs, and he stifled a cry.
  • For a while they felt faintly the sense of stifling which they had noticed when they first ventured into Fangorn, but it soon passed.
  • The reek of them hung stifling in the still air.
  • ’Look out master! I’m’ — but suddenly his cry was stifled.
  • It felt stifling but not warm.
  • Hobbits must make haste!’ That day passed much as the day before had gone, except that the silence seemed deeper; the air grew heavy, and it began to be stifling under the trees.
  • A queer stifling feeling came over them, as if the air were too thin or too scanty for breathing.

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

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