- Only too often had she heard him lying awake at night, stifling sighs for Angel with prayers.6 — The Convert (56% in)
- Well, she hunted about everywhere, ballyragging Jack by side and by seam, Jack lying a'most stifled inside the churn, and the poor maid—or young woman rather—standing at the door crying her eyes out.3 — The Rally (65% in)
- Nevertheless, the visit of Angel Clare to her well-paying tenants, Mr and Mrs d'Urberville, as she deemed them, was sufficiently exceptional in point of time and manner to reinvigorate the feminine proclivity which had been stifled down as useless save in its bearings to the letting trade.7 — Fulfilment (41% in)
There are no more uses of "stifle" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
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