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Sharon drags Ben away from Phil after he tries to suffocate him
He admitted "attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle" his wife on September 23 last year.
When a person sleeps in a car they won't be aware as to how long it might take for them to wake up and could potentially lose consciousness and suffocate.
Britains "morbid obsession with safety" and too much political correctness, bureaucracy and litigation are threatening to suffocate the country's entrepreneurial spirit, chairman of Channel 4, Luke Johnson, has warned.
Nineteen of their bodies were never recovered, entombed underground when the mine was sealed to suffocate raging fires.
Still, better that than allowing freedom of speech to suffocate under bureaucratic sloth.
Most sea life can't survive under these conditions: fish and other creatures swim away, while other aquatic life, like shellfish, suffocate.
Material goods are offered with such insistence as to often suffocate any desire for religious and moral values.
Plus, the ingredients that make up soda would suffocate a goldfish.
hamburger chain store Burger King said Monday it will recall the plastic toys featuring characters from the popular Japanese cartoon "Pokemon" distributed with its children's meals as they could suffocate infants under 3 years old.
If the baby drools, causing matting of the sheepskin, and can't raise her head, she can suffocate.
During the confrontations, Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades toward the Palestinians causing many of them to suffocate , the Palestinian official added.