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stifle
used in The House of the Seven Gables

4 uses
  • —or disagreeable choking, or stifling, or gurgling, or bubbling, in the region of the thorax, as the anatomists say?
    Chapter 18 — Governor Pyncheon (29% in)
  • It looked more like a coffin than anything else; and, indeed,—not having been played upon, or opened, for years,—there must have been a vast deal of dead music in it, stifled for want of air.
    Chapter 5 — May and November (21% in)
  • It will be a heavy responsibility, cousin, if you confine your brother to this dismal house and stifled air, when the delightful freedom of my country-seat is at his command.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (81% in)
  • Unaccustomed to action or responsibility,—full of horror at what she had seen, and afraid to inquire, or almost to imagine, how it had come to pass,—affrighted at the fatality which seemed to pursue her brother,—stupefied by the dim, thick, stifling atmosphere of dread which filled the house as with a death-smell, and obliterated all definiteness of thought,—she yielded without a question, and on the instant, to the will which Clifford expressed.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (90% in)

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