The humidity in the summer can be stifling , which may explain why St. Louis ranks fourth in the nation in ice cream parlors.
Tens of thousands of Pakistanis endured hours of stifling heat for the last couple of days to queue for free handphone connections.
The steady thump of drums beat a deadly rhythm in the stifling heat.
I wanted to ask how she had endured the frustration, the exasperation, the stifling air, the imprisonment.
The temperature on that day was a stifling 37 degrees at noon in a few non-urban areas.
To a Western eye, the residential areas have a stifling lack of public space - no parks, few open areas.
The level of control exercised by the parties was absolutely stifling .
The entrepreneurial spirit and social innovation fostered by a market economy has benefited many, and should not be overly encumbered by stifling regulations.
In the stifling heat, tempers boiled over with depressing regularity.
The 40 student volunteers staggered through the stifling heat to the Lampert building over the course of two weeks.