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It had been decided when he was seven in the suffocatingly small living room where he hugged his father desperately for the first time.
Its setting is contemporary, realistic: an apartment house in Leningrad during a suffocatingly hot summer.
Palmer writes that "Lacking the desire and will to subordinate their political ambitions to the larger good, Guiana's leaders bore much of the responsibility for the divisions that had become suffocatingly normative.
From a Western cultural perspective, taking a closer look at almost any piece in the exhibition is to peek into, on the one hand, a refined and intriguing world and, on the other, what seems to be a suffocatingly strict and restricting culture.
Karam was very much aware of the difficulties of selling ready-to-wear in the local market -- where interest in local pret-a-porter is suffocatingly low -- and therefore is consciously putting that part of her brand on hold for now.
That said, Collins creates a strong sense of place and his characters are vividly drawn, the insularity of rural life becoming suffocatingly apparent, while a vein of deliciously dry humour runs throughout.
Which is probably just as well given the fact Moseley aren't yet guaranteed another year in the second tier and while they battle the Titans for elbow room on the suffocatingly tight Clifton Lane pitch, a more significant fixture will be taking place in the Channel Islands where bottom-placed Doncaster must beat Jersey.
Mark (Andrew Scott) continues to find life in his home town suffocatingly parochial.
No doubt that is the point of "Drinking Companion:" To make the need for human connection, no matter how shallow, so suffocatingly desperate.
This is how people Live--ordinary people whose only crime is having had the bad luck to be born into a totalitarian suzerainty so suffocatingly potent that children, asked what they want to do when they grow up, reply simply: "Leave.
It lacks a centre, sometimes even a focus as it tries to cram in too many incidents, episodes, scandals, controversies and plain absurdities that are an integral part of Bollywood, so much so that the first hour or so gets suffocatingly airtight.
Through his suffocatingly close third-person narrative, Piperno mimics the pervasive oppression of classism inherent in the ideals of the upper middle class.