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stifle
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • And with that comforting idea, sleep rolled over him, stifling all further thought.
  • Uncle Vernon had threatened to lock Harry in the shed if he came home after Dudley ever again, so, stifling a yawn, and still scowling, Harry set off towards the park gate.
  • ’We jus’ had ter be careful, ’em Olympe an’ me, we stick out a bit —’ Ron made a stifled noise somewhere between a snort and a sniff and hastily took a gulp of tea.

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

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