"Well, it struck me, as I stood there with my head full of what we have been discussing, that the conditions of a girl's life of our own class are pleasant enough, but they are stifling, absolutely _stifling_; and not all the Emersons in the world will convince me to the contrary.
Through the first five games of this series, the Texas Rangers have succeeded for the most part in stifling Mr. Rodriguez, the Yankees third baseman.
To pay off their debt, they work terrible hours in stifling conditions at a Chinatown clothing factory.
The grievance industry can be just as effective in stifling public debate as government censorship.
In this case, he got everyone he wanted including Rosamund Pike who plays an upper class wife stuck in stifling domesticity.