A smothered cough. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Bonnets smothered with flowers. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Verb (used with object) : to smother a steak with mushrooms. ,to smother feelings. ,smothered chicken and onions. From Dictionary.com.
Noun : a smother of papers. From Dictionary.com.
Then she begged, in smothered words, that he would leave her alone a little while. From Wordnik.com. [Queechy] Reference
(Dashing the glass violently from her hand to the floor and speaking in smothered voice.). From Wordnik.com. [THEFT] Reference
I just mentioned that I am independent, and that feeling smothered is a big stress factor in my life. From Wordnik.com. [5.5 dimensions of cross-cultural love part 2] Reference
"You -- you may be --" Bibbs said, indistinctly, the last word smothered in a cough. From Wordnik.com. [The Turmoil] Reference
White House, said such laws "smothered" the First Amendment and. From Wordnik.com. [Will the Corporate Supremes now dance on democracy's corpse?] Reference
And, according to Mr. Adams, the phrases "smothered" the bad idea. From Wordnik.com. [The Dilbert Deception] Reference
Why don't we just say "smothered" or "blanketed" and get on with it. From Wordnik.com. [Archive 2005-07-01] Reference
In Cajun country, "smothered" means cooked with tomatoes, onion and green pepper. From Wordnik.com. [Maque choux] Reference
The ribs from LBJ's were some kind of smothered ribs, not the BBQ ribs you see in the pictures. From Wordnik.com. [Archive 2006-10-01] Reference
The movement against Elsie Verriner was "smothered" at. From Wordnik.com. [Never-Fail Blake] Reference
"You know it ain't true," says Watty, kind of smothered-like. From Wordnik.com. [Danny's Own Story] Reference
"That's all on earth it is," she repeated with a kind of smothered fierceness. From Wordnik.com. [Virginia] Reference
"Coming in as an opposing team I think you'll feel kind of smothered," Ellis said. From Wordnik.com. [The Seattle Times] Reference
Samantha is feeling a little "smothered" by both Lindsay and her ever-present paparazzi. From Wordnik.com. [BricksAndStonesGossip.com] Reference
"You know him -- is it not so?" the man insisted, with a kind of smothered determination. From Wordnik.com. [With the Procession] Reference
He described the knife as "smothered" with dried blood and the sort a baker or chef might use. From Wordnik.com. [Portrait of a Killer]
But attorney Theodore Olson, representing Citizens United, said the law "smothered" free speech. From Wordnik.com. [CNN.com] Reference
"smothered" or gently ladled over mound of long-grain white rice. From Wordnik.com. [Passionate Eater] Reference
"Another possibility," Soderberg adds, "is that the gamma rays were 'smothered' as they tried to escape the star. From Wordnik.com. [Supernova or GRB? Radio Observations Allow Astronomers to Find Unusual Object | Universe Today] Reference
Her mouth found mine and she smothered me with her kisses. From Wordnik.com. [Everybody Was a Virgin Once] Reference
She smothered the urge to whistle under the weight of her tongue. From Wordnik.com. [The Paprika Ewer] Reference
Don't forget to eat plenty of pizza and spaghetti, smothered in red sauce. From Wordnik.com. [Pasta, Pizza And The Prostate] Reference
Foods covered in cheese, smothered in sauce, stewed in broth and gravy. From Wordnik.com. [minimal one] Reference
“Funny you should ask —” She covered her mouth and smothered a giggle. From Wordnik.com. [Puppy Love] Reference
Like she's being smothered and putting up a very pathetic attempt at a struggle. From Wordnik.com. [If Everything is Inevitable] Reference
Individual identities are smothered, burdened by layers of suppressed expression. From Wordnik.com. [Tom Doctoroff: How China Feels About America: Dangerous Love] Reference
That bravado could melt away once he's in front of a stodgy crowd, smothered by a tuxedo. From Wordnik.com. [Late Bloomer] Reference
Beatriz, who had suffered a miscarriage three months before, smothered the twins with attention. From Wordnik.com. [The Lost Generation] Reference
All these forms still exist — sometimes overshadowed by their siblings, but not smothered by them. From Wordnik.com. [Turning the Page] Reference
The rest of it was smothered by anti-female union policies and longstanding misogyny among male leaders on the left. From Wordnik.com. [The Feminist's Mistake?] Reference
As a boy — an only child — Giuliani was smothered with love and attention (and called "the Little Prince" by relatives). From Wordnik.com. [Growing Up Giuliani] Reference
Already, as a result of the one-child policy, kids in China are often smothered by the undivided love of two parents and four grandparents. From Wordnik.com. [China's Century Babies] Reference
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