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Sample sentences for the GRE study word throttle

throttle can be used as a verb
throttle can be used as a noun

1.'Speak out, or I'll throttle you. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
2."Curses throttle thee" yelled Ahab. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.'I will throttle you for good,' I corrected myself. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
4.I began to throttle it with my hands. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
5."Let them I don't care a straw about anyone but those I love but those I love, I love so that I would give my life for them, and the others I'd throttle if they stood in my way. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
6.She tied a knot with flashing eyes, as if it throttled a foe. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
7.Steep'd amid honey'd morphine, my windpipe throttled in fakes of death. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
8.Dazed, suffering intolerable pain from throat and tongue, with the life half throttled out of him, Buck attempted to face his tormentors. - from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
9.The dog was throttled off his huge, purple tongue hanging half a foot out of his mouth, and his pendent lips streaming with bloody slaver. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
10.She was a big woman, in stature almost equalling her husband, and corpulent besides she showed virile force in the contest--more than once she almost throttled him, athletic as he was. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
11.And with that he took the bloody old towser by the scruff of the neck and, by Jesus, he near throttled him. - from Ulysses by James Joyce

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