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choking

[′chōk·iŋ]
(fluid mechanics)
The condition prevailing in compressible fluid flow when the upper limit of mass flow is reached, or when the speed of sound is reached in a duct.
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I am now cold with fear and my mouth is chokingly dry.
This self-guided tour to the political woodshed is unprecedented for a politician not retired or on promotional tour flacking some chokingly stale memoirs.
Here she speaks of the reality as a "mist / that is closing in upon me / grimly extending its hold / before it grows chokingly dense.
As her lungs fill, Swimmer chokingly accedes to Bystander's offer and obtains the promised assistance out of the water.
Inevitably -- believing she is doing what her father wants and that she will get her reward -- his daughter will paste on a fake smile, hold out her hands for the treat and chokingly say, "I'm a happy girl now, Daddy
Chet says it, chokingly, and learns from Jim the essential, if distressing, truth that "I was among the living" (127).
That it feels stagebound and chokingly closed off can be viewed as a kind of artistic success - but one that seems as self-defeating, in a medium like the movies, as Teach or Don's plan to get ahead by trashing whatever they share that's worth cherishing.
Lucy, too, despite her compulsory shrouding and veiling--not merely in widow's weeds, but in the dust of those social rules and expectations that lie so chokingly upon her--has retained a kind of clean look-out, a telescope from the mind's eye aimed outward to a freer world.
She goes further than Tokareva and Petrushevskaia to show how the failings of men and women complement one another, and to demystify the values of "Russianness': the chokingly close family relations and the beliefs that turn to self-righteous tyranny over others.
It's not necessarily the drabness of the story that's so chokingly overwhelming.