...they both had to stifle their laughs as Professor Trelawney gazed in their direction.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
I stifled a giggle.
S.E. Hinton -- The Outsiders
I heard Mina stifle a cry.
David Almond -- Skellig
The bus wasn’t air-conditioned, and the hot, heavy air was almost as stifling as the handcuffs.
Louis Sachar -- Holes
Stifling her panic, Jennifer focused on the body below her.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Guardian
Theresa put her hand to her mouth to stifle her scream, but it was still loud enough that the people at the nearby tables turned their heads.
Nicholas Sparks -- Message in a Bottle
Sometimes a squeak of fear from someone, sometimes a stifled snigger.
David Almond -- Kit’s Wilderness
I stifled a yawn, then looked at my watch.
Sarah Dessen -- Along for the Ride
We stifled our laughs.
David Almond -- Clay
she stifled a giggle
Jill McCorkle -- Ferris Beach
Gradually, the cool air receded and it was stifling again.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
Faris and Dex trade a skeptical glance, and I stifle a curse.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
I make my best attempt to stifle the smile that is trying to take over my face.
Colleen Hoover -- Slammed
The room is stifling, spinning faster than before.
Lauren Oliver -- Before I Fall
His stifled sobs finally faded into an occasional hitched breath, and eventually he fell asleep.
James Dashner -- The Scorch Trials
She turns and must stifle a gasp.
Neal Shusterman -- Unwind
Tired, their strength sapped from the stifling weather, he and his mother finally head home.
James Dashner -- The Death Cure
Miss Milhouse would have scolded Harriet soundly; she would have taken it as her personal mission to stifle the little girl’s exuberant personality.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
The media had resurrected my first name, which I’d hated since grade school, stifled at the start of every school year when the teacher called roll: "It’s Nick, I go by Nick!"
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
I covered my face, stifling a yawn.
Kiera Cass -- The Elite
Brian stifled a wail, his body gradually growing still.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
Clary stifled a cry.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
She slumped to the ground and curled up with a blanket, stifling some sobs.
James Dashner -- The Kill Order
They sat in the car together with the windows down, the air warm and sticky but not stifling.
John Green -- An Abundance of Katherines
Rumors, even true ones, are like flames: Stifle the oxygen and they sputter and die.
Gayle Forman -- Where She Went
Every one of them was stifling a sob.
Rainbow Rowell -- Eleanor & Park
The dominance of the Circle stifles competition and is dangerous to our way of free-market capitalism.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
The middle of Borneo: The Stifling Waste.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
Emma made frequent and passionate arguments as to why I should stay, none of which acknowledged the life I would be abandoning (however meager it seemed), or how the sudden inexplicable disappearance of their only child might affect my parents, or the stifling suffocation that Emma herself had admitted feeling inside the loop.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
WITHIN THL stifling women’s unit, Crystal "the mayor" made an effort to maintain a faint semblance of prison protocol.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
Simmon managed, his voice sounding like a stifled sob.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
All of a sudden the house seemed unbearably small and stifling.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
A s SOON as— we push through the club’s double doors, we’re out of the stifling heat and noise.
Susan Ee -- Angelfall
Her breath caught in her throat as she tried to stifle a sob.
Kass Morgan -- The 100
The heat rose up from the concrete floor, stifling in the cramped space.
Marissa Meyer -- Cinder
Even Rose had covered her mouth to stifle a laugh.
Sharon M. Draper -- Out of My Mind
The air was thick with the scent of flowers, to the point that I found it almost stifling.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
The cabin began to feel stifling.
Rick Riordan -- The Trials of Apollo
"We’ll have to try again tomorrow," Kate said finally, stifling a yawn.
Trenton Lee Stewart -- The Mysterious Benedict Society
She ached with her own stifled protests.
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Witch of Blackbird Pond