Stifle sentence example

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  • Brady's comment made her stifle a laugh.
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  • In spite of the seriousness of the situation, Dean was forced to stifle a chuckle.
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  • She pretended to stifle a yawn.
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  • In the crowd people began talking loudly, to stifle their feelings of pity as it seemed to Pierre.
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  • Jones, who accused him of endeavouring to stifle the evidence against the Romanists.
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  • Tranmere worked hard to stifle the supply to prolific marksman Billy Sharp.
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  • The reality is far more complex and official multiculturalism seeks to stifle that reality and that debate.
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  • They say the subpoenas are intended to stifle dissent.
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  • Mr Blair himself was seen to stifle a yawn.
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  • Charles was anxious for his brother's sake to bring the matter to a conclusion, but he dared not appear to stifle the plot; so, when starting for Newmarket, he left orders with Danby (see Leeds, Duke Of,) that he should finish the investigation at once.
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  • Apparently it is very difficult to stifle a sneeze, even if you are a swan !
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  • Architectures to prevent or stifle tinkering can be designed into products and technologies whether or not there is a law requiring them.
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  • She had to stifle a laugh."Okay honey, let's take a breath here."
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  • You can't get through a page without having to stifle giggles at the pompous redundancy of the literary quotations.
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  • Pressure to achieve waiting list targets should not be allowed to stifle local innovation.
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  • Or are you trying to stifle even this form of objection now Cllr Byrne?
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  • Some kind of unwritten code seems to be in perpetual force to stifle such debate.
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  • Why expose them to dangerous toxins that may stifle that rapid development?
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  • Not only are these swim shorts casual, they are comfortable too, often sewn with a breathable fabric that won't stifle you during a heat wave.
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  • During the speech, Jake performed an imitation of the Troop Leader by pulling back his cheeks and his nose, causing the other three boys to stifle their laughter in their hands.
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  • Melanie Phillips argues that the purpose of Labor's attack is to " stifle debate " .
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  • Our aim is not to stifle innovation or indeed homogenize the vast array of foodstuffs available on the European market.
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  • The DPRK has so far showed the utmost self-control and patience, warning the US against pursuing the hard-line policy to stifle the DPRK.
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  • Apparently it is very difficult to stifle a sneeze, even if you are a swan!
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  • Everything in the education system is tailored, through exams from the age of five, to stifle creativity.
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  • The thigh should still appear wide at the stifle joint.
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  • They find the age-based socialization found in formal education settings tends to stifle rather than develop socialization skills.
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  • While it is true that following strict etiquette can stifle creativity and reduces the opportunity to defy conventions, etiquette also offers a good structure to work within.
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  • Still, Allrich doesn't stifle her readers with her lacto-ovo vegetarian approach.
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  • Who says that going leather means you have to stifle your flirty feminine side?
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  • The ACLU has argued that uniforms stifle a student's need for self expression, which is often used as a defense against feeling inferior or shut out from other students of different means.
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  • Students, some parents and the ACLU argue that public school uniforms stifle students' individuality.
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  • He was able to coerce the authorities of the university of Oxford, and to drive out of it the leading Wycliffite teachers, but he was unable to stifle Oxford sympathies or to prevent the banished teachers preaching throughout the country.
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  • Amid general silence it was a formidable and much dreaded body of opinion; and in order to stifle it Louis XIV., the tool of his confessor, the Jesuit Le Tellier, made use of his usual means.
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  • If it were something specific, it would be one thing, but Jonathan was a good boy and he didn't want to stifle him the way Carmen's parents did her.
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  • There are frequent Stifle allegories, just as in the Makhzan; and quite imbued with pantheistic ideas is, for instance, the final episode of the first part, the mysterious expedition of Alexander to the fountain of life in the land of darkness.
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  • Sir Robert Peel wisely endeavoured to stifle agitation by making considerable concessions to Irish sentiment.
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  • But it is a good thing for proprietors who perish morally, bring remorse upon themselves, stifle this remorse and grow callous, as a result of being able to inflict punishments justly and unjustly.
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  • Open protest or organized revolt, however, was impossible owing to the proximity and indeed the presence in overwhelming numbers of German and Hungarian troops, who were expressly garrisoned among the Czech population in order to stifle any possible outburst of national and pro-Ally sentiment.
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  • He failed, equally, to stifle the first beginnings of the war between France and England; but it is at least to his honour that he exerted his whole influence in the cause of peace.
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  • They proceeded to tax the American colonists, to interpose vexatiously against their trade, to threaten the liberty of the subject at home by general warrants, and to stifle the liberty of public discussion by prosecutions of the press.
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  • As a verb, the word means to stifle or check; hence damped vibrations or oscillations are those which have been reduced or stopped, instead of being allowed to die out naturally; the "dampers" of the piano are small pieces of feltcovered wood which fall upon the strings and stop their vibrations as the keys are allowed to rise; and the "damper" of a chimney or flue, by restricting the draught, lessens the rate of combustion.
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  • The Spaniards, with monstrous fatuity, refused to make use of the superb waterways provided by the Parana and Paraguay, and endeavoured to stifle all trade.
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  • Itzehoe - survived to designate the heads of abbeys which since the Reformation have continued as Stifle, i.e.
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  • Such a system would be sure to stifle all national outgrowth, and accordingly we have among the Poles none of those early monuments of the language which other countries boast.
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  • In great alarm Abdalmalik endeavoured to stifle the revolt by offering to dismiss Hajjaj from his post.
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  • Largesse was especially given on the field of victory, and was, moreover, liberally distributed to stifle sedition and mutiny among the troops, the numerical strength of which was continually increased as the empire enlarged its borders.
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  • Of such we may cite tuberculosis of the larynx, formerly as incurable as distressing; and "adenoids" - a disease revealed by intrascopic methods - which used grievously to thwart and stifle the growth both of mind and body in children, are now promptly removed, to the infinite advantage of the rising generation.
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  • Pierre now recognized in his friend a need with which he was only too familiar, to get excited and to have arguments about extraneous matters in order to stifle thoughts that were too oppressive and too intimate.
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  • What angered him was that the coming of these visitors revived in his mind an unsettled question he always tried to stifle, one about which he always deceived himself.
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