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stahy fuhld

  • v  conceal or hide
  • v  smother or suppress
  • v  impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
  • v  be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
  • s  held in check with difficulty
    a stifled yawn

  • stifled by indecision as vietnam prepares for a crucial party congress, friends and foes of liberalization gird for battle.
  • Whether burdened by an overwhelming flurry of daily commitments or stifled by a sense of social isolation (or, oddly, both); whether mired for hours in a sense of life's .
  • Even in state legislatures stifled by partisan gridlock, lawmakers agree tobacco taxes are a vital way to replenish their coffers.
News & Articles

  • Edward Snowden wrong about Hong Kong, some in territory say
    The self-declared NSA leaker says he has faith in Hong Kong justice at a time when some in the territory say freedoms are being 'stifled.' HONG KONG — It's probably for the best that Edward Snowden didn't turn up at a weekend rally in support of him here in this former British colony. Having declared that he has faith in Hong Kong's rule of law, and that he believes the courts and people of the ...
    June 16, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • Bailey can't contain Brewers as Reds shut out
    Unfortunately for the Reds, Homer Bailey still hasn't figured out the Brewers and batters were stifled by Yovani Gallardo, as Cincinnati lost, 6-0, in front of a crowd of 37,519 at Great American Ball Park on Saturday.
    June 16, 2013 - Cincinnati Reds
  • GreenJackets sting RiverDogs 4-1
    Augusta starting pitcher Chris Stratton stifled the Charleston RiverDogs’ offense as the GreenJackets won 4-1 Friday night in South Atlantic League play at Riley Park in front of 5,014 fans.
    June 15, 2013 - The Post and Courier

  • Joachim Loew in Toronto Sun
    They're just such good footballers, and that showed up our current limitations today,said Loew. "They stifled us in certain areas, and we were never able to break free. Their passing game is so good, you spend practically all your time...
  • President Bush in Reuters UK
    Unfortunately, those dreams are stifled by a cruel dictatorship that denies all freedom in the name of a dark and discredited ideology,Bush said, noting that many people at the graduation had roots in Cuba, which is just 90 miles (140 km)...
  • Mitt Romney in MarketWatch
    The tax burden is too high, business is stifled by regulations and more money goes to defending against junk lawsuits than promoting research and innovation,Romney said. "Now, Washington must act and take the steps necessary to strengthen...

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