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Then we have to suffer through the Chief smothering him with a pillow.

Another top contender in the Oscar race is Barbara Hershey, as the smothering mother of fragile Natalie Portman in Black Swan.

Face Sitting Yes, Virginia, there are those who desire a big juicy ass smothering their air intake.

We see corruption smothering entrepreneurship and good governance.

“Etouffée” means smothered, which is how this dish should be served: smothering the rice underneath it.

At last the lad, only half smothering a heavy sigh, buried his face in his hands and remained in this attitude several moments.

Mars collapsed to the ground, smothering small fires beneath his bulk.

He slept in the woods, freezing by the lonely campfire, or sweltering in the smothering heat of the summer sun.

Smothering hydrophobic patients is still spoken of in Somerset as so practised.

His eyes closed, and the man who was smothering him with his weight arose to defend himself against an unexpected attack.


On this page you'll find 91 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to smothering, such as: hot, muggy, oppressive, scorching, sizzling, and soggy.

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