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  • The morning session dragged on with stultifying dullness, and it didn't take long to establish that Herschel had accomplished little and taken few chances in his career.†   (source)
  • What fired the imagination of my students one week bored and stultified them the next.†   (source)
  • The emotion of nonviolence was building in him until it became a prejudice like any other thought-stultifying prejudice.†   (source)
  • An editorial in a Kansas newspaper screamed: On Saturday last Edmund G. Ross, United States Senator from Kansas, sold himself, and betrayed his constituents; stultified his own record, basely lied to his friends, shamefully violated his solemn pledge …. and to the utmost of his poor ability signed the death warrant of his country's liberty.†   (source)
  • Her face — as beautiful as a blooming flower to him now — was distorted with a new kind of torture, the tissues serenely swollen, her half-closed eyes misty and unseeing with the stultifying languor of desire.†   (source)
  • The slow discovery of the seventh sense, by which both men and women contrive to ride the waves of a world in which there is war, adultery, compromise, fear, stultification and hypocrisy—this discovery is not a matter for triumph.†   (source)
  • …and garrulous folly, that shape without even a face yet because I had not even seen the photograph then, reflected in the secret and bemused gaze of a young girl: because I who had learned nothing of love, not even parents' love—that find dear constant violation of privacy, that stultification of the burgeoning and incorrigible I which is the meed and due of all mammalian meat, became not mistress, not beloved, but more than even love; I became all polymath love's androgynous advocate.†   (source)
  • Up to that moment Tom had been mostly stultified by emotion utterly new to him.†   (source)
  • A singular stultifying shock passed over her.†   (source)
  • Still he feared that stultifying thing which must have been hate.†   (source)
  • I confess I am utterly stultified in my estimate of you.†   (source)
  • "In his office!" said the man, with a stultified air.†   (source)
  • What's that stultifying saying about chowder-headed people?†   (source)
  • Here was a disaster—her ingenious scheme completely stultified.†   (source)
  • And there you had the central dogma of atheistic freethinkers and their pseudo-religion, which presumed to abolish the Book of Genesis and replace it with a stultifying fable of enlightened knowledge, as if Haeckel had been present at the creation of the earth.†   (source)
  • Yet as he prowled in quest of that call, his senses, stultified only by his desire, would note keenly all that wounded or shamed them; his eyes, a ring of porter froth on a clothless table or a photograph of two soldiers standing to attention or a gaudy playbill; his ears, the drawling jargon of greeting: —Hello, Bertie, any good in your mind?†   (source)
  • He was stultified, shocked, paralysed.†   (source)
  • Hurstwood saw her depart with some faint stirrings of shame, which were the expression of a manhood rapidly becoming stultified.†   (source)
  • And now shall we leave him in the hands of his enemies—shall we allow them to stifle and stultify his example?†   (source)
  • She could do the most prosy things (though she was wise enough never to stultify herself with such "household arts" as knitting and embroidery), yet immediately afterward pick up a book and let her imagination rove as a formless cloud with the wind.†   (source)
  • And the idea had obsessed him, softened him, had grown like a stultifying lichen upon his will, had shorn him of a wild, bold spirit she now strangely longed to see him feel.†   (source)
  • In the pause which followed, Jude's eyes fixed themselves with a stultified expression on the opposite seat.†   (source)
  • We shall have the sham reformers self-stultified and self-convicted; we shall have the radical Democracy left without a lie with which to cover its nakedness!†   (source)
  • Shefford held her with shaking hands, trying to speak, to fight a way out of these stultifying emotions.†   (source)
  • At breakfast, and while they were packing the few remaining articles, he showed his weariness from the night's effort so unmistakeably that Tess was on the point of revealing all that had happened; but the reflection that it would anger him, grieve him, stultify him, to know that he had instinctively manifested a fondness for her of which his common-sense did not approve, that his inclination had compromised his dignity when reason slept, again deterred her.†   (source)
  • That stultifying and blinding prejudice which had always seemed to remove a Mormon outside the pale of certain virtue suffered final eclipse; and Joe Lake stood out a man, strange and crude, but with a heart and a soul.†   (source)
  • As strange wild birds are seen assembled on some lofty promontory, meditatively pausing for longer flights, or to return by the course they followed thither, so here, in this cliff-town, stood in stultified silence the yellow and green caravans bearing names not local, as if surprised by a change in the landscape so violent as to hinder their further progress; and here they usually remained all the winter till they turned to seek again their old tracks in the following spring.†   (source)
  • If they had been at home, settled at Lowick in ordinary life among their neighbors, the clash would have been less embarrassing: but on a wedding journey, the express object of which is to isolate two people on the ground that they are all the world to each other, the sense of disagreement is, to say the least, confounding and stultifying.†   (source)
  • He had spoken to her in a way that made a phrase of common politeness difficult to utter; and yet, now that he had come to the point of going away from her without further speech, he shrank from it as a brutality; he felt checked and stultified in his anger.†   (source)
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