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Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets
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stifle
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Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets
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  • To his surprise, Ron stifled a snigger.
  • There was barely a face to be seen in the school that didn’t look worried and tense, and any laughter that rang through the corridors sounded shrill and unnatural and was quickly stifled.

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

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