Apparent to anyone who has swiped a MetroCard recently, trains are stiflingly crowded.
Abruptly he became aware that the air in the room was stiflingly close.
The church was stiflingly hot, and the morning sun still beat relentlessly in through the plain windows.
The rooms of the palace, on the night of the reception, were stiflingly hot.
At night it was stiflingly hot, and the next morning the sun again rose over a sea as smooth as a sheet of glass.
The night was stiflingly black, there were no stars and not a light glimmered anywhere in the settlement.
It was a large square room, like all the rest in the house, and stiflingly close and warm.
It was stiflingly hot too and in one corner of the cabin there was a tiny bright spot and a curl of smoke.
It was so stiflingly hot that at last some one—the Comtesse, I believe—asked to have the windows opened on to the terrace.
The air was stiflingly, swelteringly hot, and the flies maddening in their persistence.