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Impatiently I smother the accusing whisper of my conscience, "By the right of revolutionary ethics."PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
I would not make oath it was so, but my blood was then boiling, and I was trying to smother my passion.MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
Hamilton saw that without speedy relief his comrade must soon smother.FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
I choked a little over a big scare that seemed to rush up out of the bed-clothes to smother me.THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
It endeavoured to smother sleepers like the Scandinavian hag Mara, and similarly deprived them of power to move.MYTHS OF BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIADONALD A. MACKENZIE
The fluff from the work seemed to smother Connie that morning.SUE, A LITTLE HEROINEL. T. MEADE
I suppose we can dig a pit around the pipe and smother the blaze.ON THE EDGE OF THE ARCTICHARRY LINCOLN SAYLER
It makes me smile, Why, what a stinking smother will they utter!THE LITTLE FRENCH LAWYERFRANCIS BEAUMONT
Clearly, sooner or later will be encountered a bog that will smother or a precipice that will crush.THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
A lurch of the vessel might cover their heads with dirt and smother them to death before they were able to extricate themselves.THE IRON BOYS ON THE ORE BOATSJAMES R. MEARS

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