Definition of Stifles

1. Noun. (plural of stifle) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of stifle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stifles

1. stifle [v] - See also: stifle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stifles

stiffnecked
stiffneckedness
stiffness
stiffnesses
stiffs
stiffship
stiffships
stifftail
stifftails
stiffware
stifle
stifled
stifler
stiflers
stifles (current term)
stiflest
stifleth
stifling
stiflingly
stiflings
stig
stigma
stigmal
stigmaless
stigmaria
stigmarias
stigmas
stigmastane
stigmastanes

Literary usage of Stifles

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1. Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature by John Addington Symonds (1881)
"... School of Cosenza—Aristotle's Authority Rejected — Telesio — Campanella — Bruno — The Church stifles Philosophy in Italy—Italian Positivism. ..."

2. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1839)
"Mr. stifles of Pembroke, you were tying two cows' tails together during the ... No, sir," said the astonished stifles, who was a very quiet and orderly ..."

3. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1898)
"... furnishes ground for avoiding the same.1 But where the plaintiff is guilty of the offense which stifles competition, he will not be heard to complain. ..."

4. The Works of William Robertson: To which is Prefixed an Account of His Life by William Robertson, Alexander Stewart (1820)
"Thus their experience of the difficulty of training up an infant to maturity, amidst the hardships of savage life, often stifles the voice of nature among ..."

5. Secret History of the Court of England, from the Accession of George the by Anne Hamilton (1832)
"A dark and savage tyranny stifles every effort of genius, and the mind loses all its spirit and dignity." Mr. BAILEY, of Nottingham, an independent writer ..."

6. Salad for the Social by Frederick Saunders (1856)
"... lovelier eyes; A flash of wit disarms old care of wrath, A happy line throws beauty in our path; Though sages say light learning wisdom stifles ..."

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