Usage examples for stifling

  1. Emilia caught her face in her hands, and exclaimed in a stifling voice: " It's true! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. " I feel it all- the stifling! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. It drifted past and around them in dense and stifling clouds and at times nearly choked them. – Bobby of the Labrador by Dillon Wallace
  4. The air they breathed was hot and stifling; laden with rank odors and curling mists that assailed throat and head passages with choking effect. – The Copper-Clad World by Harl Vincent
  5. The air had grown close and stifling, and presently he arose and struck a match. – Bobby of the Labrador by Dillon Wallace
  6. Indeed, it takes care, by stifling their expression, to prevent their being known. – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  7. Thus, throughout the whole of life, some means or other are devised for stifling the voice of conscience. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce
  8. At such times a strange yearning would take possession of her; the atmosphere of exalted religious emotion in which she lived would begin to feel stifling; at all costs, she would have to get out of this hot- house, and gain a breath of brisk sea air. – The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols by William Black
  9. How stifling the house was on this delicious afternoon! – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  10. The room was stifling hot and full of flies; for the house was dirty and low and small, and stood in a bad place, behind the village, in the borders of the bush, and sheltered from the trade. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  11. The day was hot; the air of the close, dusty, old study felt stifling. – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  12. It is stifling hot here. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  13. In spite of the stifling dullness which oppressed her, her body seemed as light as air. – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  14. But nothing more happened, the solemn stillness of the countryside reigned without, and as the time passed their fear of pursuit and capture gave way to cold terror at the thought of being locked in this black, stifling vault to die. – Tom Slade with the Boys Over There by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  15. At last someone said, It's stifling here, let's walk. – Rosinante to the Road Again by John Dos Passos
  16. I could not stand their noise, and the place is stifling. – Sisters by Ada Cambridge
  17. But the room, too, was becoming close, even stifling. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  18. He was, however, allowed no time for deliberation, for the rebel, quickly recovering from his surprise, turned to run; but with one bound Frank overtook him, and throwing him to the ground, caught him by the throat, stifling a cry for help that arose to his lips. – Frank on the Lower Mississippi by Harry Castlemon
  19. The heat was stifling and the smoke rolled toward them in great red waves. – The New Boy at Hilltop by Ralph Henry Barbour
  20. The hot glare was stifling. – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown