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  • noun Agent noun of smother; one who smothers.

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  • noun a person who stifles or smothers or suppresses


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  • But horror thwarts most of my druthers like a mother lovin' druthers smotherer.

    31 Screams: Olga Bisera Arbogast 2008

  • I told him I'm not a smotherer, I'm more of a stab in the eye person.

    miss-k2 Diary Entry miss-k2 2005

  • Most vital of all, as a smotherer of human development, our system takes the Indian child away from home (confessedly, the farther the better), for more convenience of the instructor, and teaches him not only without, but practically against, the filial and human affections.

    The Indian of Commerce Anonymous 1901

  • The one thing, however, that stands out clearly is that _headache always means something_; that it should be promptly and thoroughly investigated with a view to finding and removing the cause, -- never as something which is to be cured as quickly as possible, as the police cure social discontent, by clubbing it over the head, with some narcotic or other symptom-smotherer.

    Preventable Diseases Woods Hutchinson 1896

  • He occupied the illustrious post of Slade Professor of art at Oxford when convocation voted to endow vivisection in the University and install Dr. Burdon Sanderson, the smotherer of dogs, in a laboratory set up for him.

    Great Testimony against scientific cruelty Stephen Coleridge 1895

  • Convocation preferred the blight of the coward Science to the cultivation of all that was beautiful, distinguished, humane, and brave; and they reaped as they had sown, they kept the dog smotherer and lost the radiant spirit and uplifting eloquence of the inspired seer.

    Great Testimony against scientific cruelty Stephen Coleridge 1895

  • My friend Mr. James Smith and my friend Mr. Reddie are both terribly misrepresented: they resent it by some insinuations in which it is not easy to detect whether I am a conscious smotherer of truth, or only muddle-headed and ignorant.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) Augustus De Morgan 1838

  • How dreary it is always to be cast as the smotherer of desire, the hard-faced purveyor of the word "no". - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph 2010

  • He wants you to die, you smotherer of pleasure, you denier of life, you withholder of joy.

    Irish Blogs 2009

  • Caroline could have been more fatal to her favour with her uncle. — “Covetousness,” would he say, “if it want the activity of vice, is the smotherer of every virtue.

    Things By Their Right Names 1812


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