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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM
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stifle

(verb) To keep in or hold back.

Synonyms: muffle, repress, strangle, smother

Usage: And then the cry which he had tried so hard to stifle broke from his lips.
ChildofTheKing
Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:40:01 AM

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And though she felt sure that a coldness was beginning, there was nothing she could do, she could not in any way alter her relations to him. Just as before, only by love and by charm could she keep him.

And so, just as before, only by occupation in the day, by morphine at night, could she stifle the fearful thought of what would be if he ceased to love her??
Joseph Glantz
Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:40:45 AM
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Archie Bunkie always told his wife, condescendingly so, to "stifle it."
Ellenrita
Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 6:52:50 AM

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[quote=Joseph Glantz]Archie Bunkie always told his wife, condescendingly so, to "stifle it."[/quote

I did not stifle my laughter over this one ~ smile
MarySM
Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:45:16 AM

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Applause And sometimes it was just a command, stifle!

"He who never made a mistake never made a discovery." Samuel Smiles
Hupomone
Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 9:58:35 AM
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The OCD man tried - unsuccessfully - to stifle his obsssessssssion with esssesssss as he spelled "desssssssert."

All in the Family wass a great ssshow, though I'm not ssure it would fly very well in today'sss ultra-ssssensssitive society.
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