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stahy fling

  • n  forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    the stifling of all dissent
  • 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  characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
    the stifling atmosphere

  • The Fading Future Of Italy's Young Reverence for the past is stifling the present.
  • One of the sharpest challenges yet to China's stifling attempts at Internet censorship comes in the form of a lowly alpaca.
  • To avoid stifling the free-speech right to criticize government leaders, the court since 1964 has required proof that the alleged libeler had "malice" or "reckless disregard" for .
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  • Patent reform: Supporting or stifling U.S. innovation?
    Some say that rampant patent litigation is stifling innovation, but will changes proposed by the Obama administration help or hurt businesses?
    June 17, 2013 - WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley
  • PRINCETON: Walking tour in Woodrow Wilsonâs shoes
    Despite stifling heat and a busy weekend of Princeton University reunions, a group gathered at the Historical Society on Sunday for a special Woodrow Wilson walking tour around town.
    June 13, 2013 - The Princeton Packet
  • Blake James has his dream job at Miami
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The negativity began creeping in slowly, then in great waves, once the NCAA ruled and reality settled in like stifling summer smog all around. Miami would never be back. Not with these sanctions. It was 1995. Blake James worked in the University of Miami ticket office. He wanted to plug his ears and shut his eyes to the negativity, to stop listening to the doubters. But he ...
    June 13, 2013 - ESPN Blogs

  • Paul Goydos in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    Instead of stifling inquiry, blaming outside agitators and generating fear, the Chinese government should use the anniversary to launch a proper investigation, including into the Uighur community's long-simmering grievances that contributed to the... Babur Jul 4, 2010 94709 125878 stifling It is stifling difficult, to the point of walking off and feeling like you've gone 12 rounds with Ali," Paul Goydos said.
  • Eliot Spitzer in
    This case demonstrates everything that can go wrong in setting executive compensation,Mr Spitzer said. "The lack of proper information, the stifling of internal debate, the failure of board members to conduct proper inquiry and the...

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