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They pay in having to cope with sizzling health waves, powerful hurricanes, and suffocating wildfire smoke.
Discovering that plants need sunlight to grow, or that fish will suffocate when taken out of water, requires no quantification of anything whatsoever.
Scores of businesses in the city are suffocating as they delay their return to work or, worse, decide to work from home forever.
We’ve read through quite a few letters about Zoom, suffocating family dinners, the role of sound and music, birthdays and anniversaries, and racially charged encounters.
In industries where specific brand names have become synonymous with their original product, new brands can easily be suffocated out of the game.
Tell the person he is suffocating in water, and he will suffocate, unless you prevent him.
THE SPIRIT LANDSAMUEL B. (SAMUEL BULFINCH) EMMONS
If I should be pulled up I might be jerked away from my air-supply and suffocate before I got to the surface.
Let me out double-quick; I stifle, I suffocate, I do not breaze.
KING OF THE AIRHERBERT STRANG
And that suggested another idea—that he might suffocate before he starved.
SAMUEL THE SEEKERUPTON SINCLAIR
It made her feel she could not breathe: she must suffocate, it was so inhuman.
THE RAINBOWD. H. (DAVID HERBERT) LAWRENCE

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