Thesaurus / deadening

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

The struggle with his uncle seemed to be souring him or deadening him.

She is very happy with me, said Sibyl, as the horses beat their noisy tattoo through the street, deadening the sound of her voice.

This seems to be one of the easier ways of deadening sorrow, as though the mind could teach itself to lop off its feelers.

And in a few minutes Paul heard his father's heavy steps go thudding over the deadening snow.

Sons and LoversDavid Herbert Lawrence

By the time the second round was fired the "deadening" was clear of all the rebels but those who had been struck.

For while they had been lost in the smother of dust, Taylor had landed a deadening uppercut on the big mans chin.

The RanchmanCharles Alden Seltzer

If virtue consists in deadening the nervous system to all pleasurable influences, why, you may just mark my name off the list.

An Arkansas PlanterOpie Percival Read

Few men are really impressionable after going through the deadening life in stir.

I think perfect agreement must be rather monotonous and deadening.

Our BessieRosa Nouchette Carey

A cold dead hand was on my heart, dragging it backward, deadening it; and another at my throat, stifling me.

USE deadening IN A SENTENCE

Join our early testers! See how your sentence looks with different synonyms.

Characters: 0/140
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

WORDS RELATED TO DEADENING

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.