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  • verb Present participle of muffle.


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  • With the sound of the wind and rain muffling their noises, the men escaped.

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  • I can tell you from my experience of the last week in Madison, there has been no "muffling" of the campaigns here.

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  • Becky Trotter, who manages a nearby apartment building, was walking her dogs up 13th Avenue when she turned down Madison and "heard was a kind of muffling screaming inside the house," she told NEWS4.

  • What's going on is not so much a "turning on or off" of genes but a "muffling" or

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  • He reached back and pulled it shut, muffling the sound of the raised voices, then walked toward us.

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  • When I have been abused in any way, shape, permutation, so often it traces back to a disservice to my gut — a muffling instead of a listening.


  • Such superficial niceties function as a sort of muffling carapace against the experience of life, much as the canvas covers that Mrs. Bridge keeps zipped over her suitcases protect the leather but keep her from enjoying its gleam.

    Quiet Desperation

  • A haze of cement dust blanketed the wreckage, softening sharp edges and muffling all sounds in its dreary crepuscular light.

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  • The muffling made it worse, as if I was choking him.

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  • The muffling made it worse, as if I was choking him.

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