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Sample sentences for the GRE study word stifle

stifle can be used as a verb
stifle can be used as a noun

1."You must stifle this longing for vulgar sensation, Tuppence. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
2.The intensity of the darkness seemed to oppress and stifle me. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
3.Enough to stifle such a villain u. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.John clapped his hands on the ill-fated pirate's mouth to stifle the dying groan. - from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
5.That you shall stifle in your own report. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
6.It is because you are trying to drown and stifle your instinct, which tells you another name----. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
7.But not being able to stifle her, she smiled upon her. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8.Nor can piety itself, at such a shameful sight, completely stifle her upbraidings against the permitting stars. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
9.France is made to arouse the soul of nations, not to stifle it. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
10.By me earth's elder cloy'd and stifled lands uncloy'd, unloos'd. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
11.The conflict in his mind again began anger and failure stifled him. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
12.Finally he stammered, in a stifled voice, "Harry, did you say an inques. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
13.She now put no further restraint on her tears her breath was stifled by sobs. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
14.For I am stifled with this smell of sin. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
15.There was a stifled groan and the horrible sound of some one choking with blood. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
16.Shall I not then be stifled in the vault. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
17.d'Avrigny," cried she, in a stifled voice. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
18.Villefort's only answer was a stifled groan. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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