A ripple of smothered laughter circled the room.
I'm beginning to feel smothered instead of loved.
He yelled her name but the call was smothered by the cry of the wind and the crash of the surf beyond.
He smiled his delight when he saw Adrienne, and smothered her in a hug.
Another conspiracy to establish a republican government was promptly smothered in Bahia, and the outbreak in Pernambuco was put down after a republic had been formed there for ninety days.
Two men, Miles Forest and John Dighton, then smothered the youths under pillows while they were asleep. The murder was committed most probably in August or September 1483.
It seemed then as if every pore of life were choked, and Christendom must be stifled and smothered in the fatal embrace."
They had to break this stifling relationship off before it smothered all reason from them.