Sentence Examples with the word stifled

Touching a hand to her mouth, she stifled a feigned yawn of boredom.

Meanwhile that liberal culture which had been created for Europe by the Italians before the contest of the Reformation began continued to spread, although it was stifled in Italy and Spain, retarded in France and the Low Countries, well-nigh extirpated by wars in Germany, and diverted from its course in England by the counter-movement of Puritanism.

Bianca stifled a laugh, genuinely liking the subtle yet feisty Oracle.

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She stifled a sneeze with an index finger under her nose and gave Mr. O'Hara a disgusted look.

She was worried too about her nephew's education for which she had always felt herself incompetent, but in the depths of her soul she felt at peace--a peace arising from consciousness of having stifled those personal dreams and hopes that had been on the point of awakening within her and were related to her meeting with Rostov.

On his way through the streets Pierre felt stifled by the smoke which seemed to hang over the whole city.

They knew their Natasha, and alarm as to what would happen if she heard this news stifled all sympathy for the man they both liked.

He could still hear her stifled sobs as he cautiously moved down the slope, wedging his foot against rocks and small vegetation for purchase.

To make his will predominant, he stifled or did violence to that of others, through his bishops, his gendarmes, his university, his press, his catechism.

It was the one her friend had called Betsy and when she saw the child on the floor, stifled a scream.