Definitions

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  • adverb While or as if choking, or in such a way as to cause one to choke

Etymologies

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choking +‎ -ly

Examples

  • In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, toxic carbon dioxide levels and a perpetual stench of ammonia.

    Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer

  • In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, toxic carbon dioxide levels and a perpetual stench of ammonia.

    Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer

  • But the same author of this article - actually a chokingly biased, self-confessed Jobs admirer - argues that the great products he's given us over the years - and the jobs it has created - is in essence a cause for good.

    Adam Doree: OK Steve Jobs, now Let's See Some Charity

  • Fold in a heaping helping of zany comic business and you get a show that is not just amusing but wildly, chokingly funny.

    Love Among the Redwoods

  • Sadly for our generation, people like Randall, Zach, Miri and even Jay and Silent Bob exist- they are the sluggish majority, occupying scuzzy McJobs, and so disillusioned that they fail to even bat an eyelid when someone offers them a chance to redeem themselves, unless it is a chokingly quick rise to soluble fame at the hands of Simon Cowell.

    Eulogising Miramax | Obsessed With Film

  • But usually it comes from the south and southeast and brings smoke and dust from the hyperpolluted coal and steel regions of Shanxi and Shandong provinces, including the chokingly polluted coal city of Taiyuan, 250 miles southwest of Beijing.

    China’s Silver Lining

  • But usually it comes from the south and southeast and brings smoke and dust from the hyperpolluted coal and steel regions of Shanxi and Shandong provinces, including the chokingly polluted coal city of Taiyuan, 250 miles southwest of Beijing.

    China’s Silver Lining

  • "How do the contributors here arrive at their confident, not to say chokingly indignant, conclusions about climate change when so much science is implicated from so many different disciplines?"

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Philo said "How do the contributors here arrive at their confident, not to say chokingly indignant, conclusions about climate change when so much science is implicated from so many different disciplines?"

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • It is to be regretted that she declines to do so: I might finally have received a proper answer to the question with which I started (in genuine puzzlement) - How do the contributors here arrive at their confident, not to say chokingly indignant, conclusions about climate change when so much science is implicated from so many different disciplines?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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