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stifle
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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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  • Several of the students stifled cries; Ron had thrown himself backward and almost toppled off his seat as the spider skidded toward him.
  • Lavender giggled harder than ever, with her hand pressed hard against her mouth to stifle the sound.
  • Where’re Bill and Charlie and Per-Per-Percy?" said George, failing to stifle a huge yawn.

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

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