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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of strangle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. held in check with difficulty


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  • The phrase strangled in her throat and the world shuddered into something slow and eerily focused:

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • Joan, who had gone into the bungalow, tossed down a strip of white calico, in which old Telepasse was promptly wrapped, and he stood forth, resplendent and purified, withal he still spat and strangled from the soap-suds with which Noa Noah had gargled his throat.

    The Port Adams Crowd

  • Through Miss Maitland's transom were coming certain strangled and irregular sounds, now falsetto, now deep bass, that showed that worthy lady to be asleep.

    The Window at the White Cat

  • The same old mantra of no taxes/no regulation otherwise the economy will be "strangled" - is still offered by almost all the players as the only route.


  • She was strangled, which is Asselta's favorite method of execution.

    Gone for Good

  • This time, I uttered what could only be described as a strangled gasp of panic.

    Dear Author: Romance Novel Reviews, Industry News, and Commentary

  • I make some kind of strangled chuckle, as if this is just what professors DO not the grab ass part...more the odd twitching and eccentric behavior.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • "Well," he said in the kind of strangled voice he used when he was busy stepping on his rage.

    Floating City

  • The general opinion among the jockeys was that Sandy had 'strangled' a couple at one stage, but not during the past few months.

    Dead Cert

  • "Tell me what you are reading, then," says Vernabelle; and Cousin Egbert kind of strangled at this, too.

    Ma Pettengill


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