Usage examples for suffocation

  1. It was too crowded for Daniel Boone; he felt the same sensation that your nature lover feels to- day in the midst of a teeming city- a sense of suffocation and disgust- and he finally determined to move still further westward, and to cross the mountains into Kentucky, concerning whose richness many stories had reached his ears. – American Men of Action by Burton E. Stevenson
  2. Then the world went out for Tommy in a wild turmoil of heat, smoke, suffocation and crackling explosions. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  3. Several of the men who were throwing down water fell from suffocation with the buckets in their hands. – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly
  4. On this occasion there was the usual suffocation and confusion. – The Gods are Athirst by Anatole France
  5. Long before the hour set for the game to begin, the grounds were crowded to suffocation, and thousands, unable to get in, were turned away from the gates. – Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball by J. W. Duffield
  6. To stand with the face to sea brought semi- suffocation, from the intense pressure of air. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  7. Rachel knew what that meant, and her heart beat to suffocation. – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  8. It was the old hideous fear of a locked room- the shut- in horror which meant suffocation. – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  9. My heart literally ceased beating for the instant, and it seemed as if I was in danger of suffocation, so great was my excitement and anxiety. – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  10. One may think that the locality of your passing away by means of suffocation in water does not really matter very much. – The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad
  11. Their terror arose from a sense of suffocation: as if salt water was being poured down their throats, which was causing it. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  12. Eveley was excited almost to the point of suffocation, and the others were immersed in their own thoughts. – Eve to the Rescue by Ethel Hueston
  13. The church was well lighted, and crowded almost to suffocation. – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  14. He tried again and again, but always with the same result of semi- suffocation under the sliding debris. – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  15. The labored breathing of suffocation and of lung diseases is due to the excessive stimulation of this center, caused by the excess of carbon dioxid in the blood. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  16. A sense of suffocation caught at my throat like an unseen hand. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  17. Perhaps they were all feeling the first symptoms of suffocation, even if they had escaped the dangers of their fall. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  18. Or, if you be daring enough to take a light from the flamer while he flames, you spoil your tobacco, foul your mouth, and get a taste of sulphur- suffocation such as Asmodeus might have were he to take a whiff of a smoke- and- fire belching chimney in the Black Country as he flies across that district by night. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  19. Truedale took the hand with a distinct sense of suffocation, " but why do you call me an outlander?" – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  20. She found she could breathe quite easily; there was no resistance- that was a comfort; there would be no suffocation about it.... – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson