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adjective as in muffled

adjective as in pent-up

adjective as in smothered

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To avoid stifling the creation and growth of new Internet companies, lawmakers should limit new requirements to large companies and refrain from the knee-jerk reaction of revoking it all together.

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Jung genuinely wanted to help Pauli become more aware of his stifled feelings.

Against the Cowboys in Week 7, the line produced four of the team’s six total sacks and stifled a Dallas offense that was already reeling.

According to our guests, Google and other major platform companies may be hurting democracy and stifling the economy.

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In addition to stifling competition by paying off companies like Apple to make its search engine the default on most devices, Google, Weinberg argues, is ultimately contributing to the nation’s alarming divisiveness with its “filter bubble.”

From Fortune

One gets the sense that these are the words Sotomayor stifled, or perhaps drafted and circulated, in Fisher.

Lukashenko, shaped by the colonial experience, stifled their project in infancy.

Stifled by fear, our leaders lose perspective and cease being authentic and vulnerable.

And did they bequeath to the military the task of rescuing the democratic impulse stifled by a pharaoh with an Islamist face?

Did you feel like when you were acting as the first lady of France, it stifled you artistically?

But its voice was soon stifled, and its children were rewarded for their abnegation by punishment, martyrdom and death.

It seemed a long time, but the watchers knew that something was going to happen and stifled their impatience.

She wrung her slender hands together, as if in pain, then they fell apart, and a stifled cry came from her lips.

This emotion of joy coming suddenly in the midst of his fury melted him into a sobbing torrent of tears, and stifled words.

From the groans and stifled cries it was too plain they left dead and dying in their course.

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On this page you'll find 158 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stifled, such as: delicate, dim, distant, dull, far-off, and gentle.

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