She was suffocating, and the red flush on her cheek-bones turned blue.
Suffocating with fatigue and grief, he must have come thither for fresh air.
Some emotion, almost too great to be borne, was suffocating him.
The dust, the smoke, and the stench of the powder were suffocating.
There was a suffocating, feverish odor and a chorus of coughing.
Were they going to die ...