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  • held in check with difficulty; "a smothered cough"; "a stifled yawn"; "a strangled scream"; "suppressed laughter"

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* I would rather be ashes than dust I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. - Jack London


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  • Bottlenecks need to be cleared to woo private investments: CEA
    Acknowledging that private investment is stifled in India due to “lots of regulations” and also scarcity of coal and electricity, new Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian has said that removing these bottlenecks will be key to kick start growth in the country. Read more on this news related to 'Stifled'
  • 5% growth rate remotely not enough : Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian
    Acknowledging that private investment is stifled in India due to "lots of regulations" and also scarcity of coal and electricity, new Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian has said that removing these bottlenecks will be key to kick start growth in the country. Read more on this news related to 'Stifled'
  • Browns fantasy football recap: Andrew Hawkins only productive player for Cleveland
    The Cleveland offense was stifled almost completely by ... the Jaguars? Leave it to the Cleveland Browns. A week after a convincing win brought them to 3-2 and gave everyone visions of a run to 6-2 and a possible playoff berth, the Browns fell back to earth -- and then another two or three levels below -- in Sunday's 24-6 embarrassing loss to the Jacksonville Read more on this news related to 'Stifled'

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