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 Meanings and Examples of STIFLE
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stifle
 v.  interrupt or cut off voice; keep in or hold back; suppress; conceal or hide
Classic Sentence: (87 in 6 pages)
1  Dickon laughed so that he was obliged to stifle the sound by putting his arm over his mouth.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
2  All Villefort's influence barely enabled him to stifle the secret Dantes had so nearly divulged.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.
3  Still, from an artificial civilization have originated wants, vices, and false tastes, which occasionally become so powerful as to stifle within us all good feelings, and ultimately to lead us into guilt and wickedness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
4  Franz fell powerless on a chair; Villefort opened the door and escaped, for the idea had entered his mind to stifle the little remaining life in the heart of this terrible old man.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
5  de Villefort would stifle the affair; he had only to turn his eyes on one side, and allow Andrea to fly, and follow up the crime under that shadow of guilt called contempt of court.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 99. The Law.
6  At first she tried to stifle the thoughts, but the hard self-honesty that lay at the base of her nature would not permit it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
7  As for Aunt Pitty, she was nervously trying to stifle a belch, for the rooster they had had for supper was a tough old bird.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
8  Atlanta, with its noises, its new buildings, its strange faces, its narrow streets crowded with horses and wagons and bustling crowds sometimes seemed to stifle her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
9  She felt that she would stifle if she stayed in Atlanta another day, with her tired mind forcing itself round and round the deeply worn circle of futile thoughts about the mess she was in.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
10  Nor can piety itself, at such a shameful sight, completely stifle her upbraidings against the permitting stars.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
11  I tried to stifle all that was continually seething within me by means of external impressions.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: I
12  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.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV
13  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.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XI
14  In the crowd people began talking loudly, to stifle their feelings of pity as it seemed to Pierre.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVIII
15  Princess Mary turned to Sonya and, trying to stifle the hostile feeling that arose in her toward the girl, she kissed her.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence:
1  Too strict a regulatory system will stifle innovation.
2  State bureaucracies can tend to stifle enterprise and initiative.
3  Critics have accused the US of trying to stifle debate.
4  I comprehended how he should despise himself for the feverish influence it exercised over him; how he should wish to stifle and destroy it; how he should mistrust its ever conducting permanently to his happiness or hers.
5  Halfway through the boring lecture, Laura gave up trying to stifle her yawns.
6  The stifling heat of the little room was beginning to make me nauseous.
7  We were stifling in that hot room with all the windows closed.
8  He is said to have stifled his victim with a pillow.