The monster tech firms are stifling competition and consolidating their power while they expand into new markets.
A creeping sense develops that Judy fled not just a stifling culture but a genuine existential threat.
“We want to take this around the world,” Gary says, stifling a yawn.
When you wrote The Yellow Wind, did you anticipate the role the settlers would play in stifling an end to the occupation?
But Gonzales' role in stifling the criminal investigation into her conduct has been largely overlooked.
"Ye-es—if mamma does not—object," she answered in a stifling manner.
The boiling whirlpool in her breast mounted as it spun, stifling her.
Doubtless she had thrown herself on the bed, and was stifling her cries and her sobs in the pillow.
The heated air was filled and stifling with resinous exhalations.
Rosas comprehended this movement, and bethought himself of the means of stifling it in the bud.
late 14c., "to choke, suffocate, drown," of uncertain origin, possibly an alteration of Old French estouffer "to stifle, smother," which may be from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German stopfon "to plug up, stuff"). Metaphoric sense is from 1570s. Related: Stifled; stifling.