half-strangled love


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  •            I just had an easy job, a pick-up of a terrier that had gotten caught on its leash and was half-strangled to death.

    Wounded Animal Songbook

  • I try to say “bathroom” and instead wind up mouthing the word “lavatory” in a kind of half-strangled apology, knowing that I sound like an idiot for saying it but I am unable to stop myself.

    Impressions From A 240-Hour Sojourn

  • A dramatization of The Prince and the Pauper was half-strangled by lawsuits and injunctions before the first curtain, and struggled on with a bad script and a cute child actress for a few weeks before succumbing.

    Mark Twain

  • And, after the lapse of somewhat more than a minute, I called out with a half-strangled voice, ‘Hold, Jenny!’ and


  • He still seemed in bad humour; he was growling again, and whistling a half-strangled whistle, being an inheritance from the bull-dog side of his ancestry.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • It was a strange, unconscious sound, the half-strangled cry of a man who never makes loud noises in public, and something about it brought instant quiet to the room.


  • When she was done, after a good four hours of work, she had an aching hand, but a feeling of triumph, only tempered by the fact that sitting for four straight hours in a tightly laced corset left her feeling half-strangled and longing for release.

    The Gates Of Sleep

  • Kirk chuckled behind them, a half-strangled sound as if he'd been trying to hold it in and failed.


  • There was a half-strangled exclamation followed by a gasp, a choking sound, and a couple of small coughs.


  • Jasper made a hoarse, half-strangled, extremely urgent sound and fell back onto the bed.



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