It was a low room, and though not many were present, the air was stifling.
The hot, searching, stifling African day took possession of the world.
"I am stifling," said the dying man, rolling round his ghastly eyes.
The atmosphere was stifling as a night in the rains by reason of the steam and the crowd.
He raised his arms to heaven, he was stifling with envy and vexation.