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Having them shown to him in this way, he tried to say they were fine children, but the words choked themselves, rather than be parties to a lie of such enormous magnitude.
One day I found the body of a Christian, whom I knew, upon the sand; he had doubtless been choked by these winds.
Let me see who dares touch"--Here he stopped of a sudden, for his words choked him.
When she said those things something just rose right up in me and choked me.
We could not escape the way that we had entered the apartment, for not only was the corridor now choked with debris, but beyond the corridor there were doubtless many members of the emperor's household who would stop us.
The summer-house was choked up by creeping plants; and the appearance of the creepers was followed by the appearance of the birds of night.
Then the wicked sprite laughed till he almost choked, for all this tickled his fancy.
The rocking made him seasick and the noose, becoming tighter and tighter, choked him.
His jaws closed on the hand, nor did they relax till his senses were choked out of him once more.
And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprung up and choked them.
And it is not the mouthful which hath most choked me, to know that life itself requireth enmity and death and torture-crosses:--
But Lady Wetherby, seated at the piano, still touched the keys softly, and the sound increased the richness of the mixture which choked Dudley Pickering's spiritual carburettor.