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stifle
used in Gulliver's Travels

5 uses
  • I might easily have stifled it with my coat, which I unfortunately left behind me for haste, and came away only in my leathern jerkin.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (61% in)
  • I got with much difficulty out of my hammock, having first ventured to draw back the slip-board on the roof already mentioned, contrived on purpose to let in air, for want of which I found myself almost stifled.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (88% in)
  • The plots, in that kingdom, are usually the workmanship of those persons who desire to raise their own characters of profound politicians; to restore new vigour to a crazy administration; to stifle or divert general discontents; to fill their coffers with forfeitures; and raise, or sink the opinion of public credit, as either shall best answer their private advantage.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (58% in)
  • Several of this cursed brood, getting hold of the branches behind, leaped up into the tree, whence they began to discharge their excrements on my head; however, I escaped pretty well by sticking close to the stem of the tree, but was almost stifled with the filth, which fell about me on every side.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (5% in)
  • Sometimes the ambition of princes, who never think they have land or people enough to govern; sometimes the corruption of ministers, who engage their master in a war, in order to stifle or divert the clamour of the subjects against their evil administration.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (32% in)

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