verb (used with object), sti·fled, sti·fling.
verb (used without object), sti·fled, sti·fling.
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OTHER WORDS FROM stiflestifler, nounun·sti·fled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for stifle
“I regret it, I regret it, I regret it,” she says now of her decision to stifle her voice.
When the Packers drafted Adams, he assumed their nearly 10-year difference in age would stifle their relationship.All great QBs are linked with great receivers. Aaron Rodgers finally has his match in Davante Adams.|Adam Kilgore|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
We felt that the nation was really stifled in every way by the Senators from Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina.How One Atlanta Church Impacted Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement and Incoming Sen. Raphael Warnock|Olivia B. Waxman|January 14, 2021|Time
It clearly showed that granting any one arbiter, especially the government, the power to determine truth and falsehood holds the potential to stifle the truth in another way.What the 1798 Sedition Act got right — and what it means today|Kaitlyn Carter|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
Edith Bunker kind of did as she was told, stifled herself when she was ordered to do so.Pat Loud, early reality TV star as matriarch on ‘An American Family,’ dies at 94|Emily Langer|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
But the House approved a measure last month to stifle that proposed expansion.Congress Wants to Keep Norwegian Airlines’ Cheap Flights Out of America|Tim Mak|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just as goals galore have defined this World Cup in Brazil, so too have the men whose job it is to stifle and stop those goals.Team USA Goes Down Swinging in 2-1 World Cup Loss to Belgium|Tunku Varadarajan|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The NY Governor has set off a right-wing firestorm, standing accused of seeking to stifle free speech and political plurality.Governor Cuomo: ‘Extreme Conservatives Have No Place In New York’|David Freedlander|January 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Good technology tends to win out over time, despite all the attempts by the old guard to stifle it.
He again turns Medicare into a voucher program, a position he had to stifle in 2012, because Romney did not approve.
It is as difficult at first to stifle the resentment of a wrong done to us as to retain it after many years.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre
Up the stairway shot a wavering shaft of flame; the smoke that had been rising to the vaulted dome began to sink and stifle.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
We need only open our eyes to see the unworthy means employed by sacerdotal policy to stifle the dawning reason of men.Letters To Eugenia|Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
And the carpets do seem to stifle me, though you don't believe it,' declared Sarah.Sarah's School Friend|May Baldwin
But you'll not know till Christmas night; so stifle your curiosity.Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School|Jessie Graham Flower