1 Dickon laughed so that he was obliged to stifle the sound by putting his arm over his mouth.
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2 All Villefort's influence barely enabled him to stifle the secret Dantes had so nearly divulged.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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10 Nor can piety itself, at such a shameful sight, completely stifle her upbraidings against the permitting stars.
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11 I tried to stifle all that was continually seething within me by means of external impressions.
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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.
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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.
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14 In the crowd people began talking loudly, to stifle their feelings of pity as it seemed to Pierre.
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15 Princess Mary turned to Sonya and, trying to stifle the hostile feeling that arose in her toward the girl, she kissed her.
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