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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GAGGING

Why then, Father John, not to tell you a lie, it is because you do be going on with your gagging at me so.

From this it will be seen that the art of gagging can hardly be considered to be modern.

Then, somewhere in the crowd, I heard him choking and gagging.

By destroying the liberties of the people in gagging their representatives.

This result they promote by gagging the patient with a stick.

There was no justification in my detaining you yesterday over the gagging of your valet.

The master said that I was, and after the gagging and drugging it is very probable.

Stan was binding and gagging him when Arno came running to help him.

Like a half-resuscitated man he did as he was told, gagging and coughing.

In that case, of course, the binding and gagging of the Jap was a blind.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "to choke, strangle," possibly imitative or influenced by Old Norse gaghals "with head thrown back." The sense of "stop a person's mouth" is first attested c.1500. Related: Gagged; gagging.

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