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oppressive due to a lack of fresh air

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lacking fresh air

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excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull

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affected with a sensation of stoppage or obstruction

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Preserve me from people who have seen better days, and bring heirlooms with them that make the house smell stuffy.
He had no fear of being oppressed by them, for his artistic and intellectual life would go on, as it always had, outside the domestic circle; and within it there would be nothing small and stifling--coming back to his wife would never be like entering a stuffy room after a tramp in the open.
They put me in another part of the barn and laid me on a stuffy sort of pallet, which was not made of cloth of gold, or Persian shawls, but was merely the unpretending sort of thing I have seen in the negro quarters of Arkansas.
It was hot and stuffy, and the air was gray with smoke.
The windows were never opened except to air the room for a few minutes in the morning, and it had a stuffy smell which seemed to Philip to have a mysterious connection with banking.
They were sitting in the little, stuffy parlor when the distant chugging of an approaching automobile caught their attention.
He awoke tranquil but very stuffy, and at the same time very cold, and quite unable to recollect where he could be.
As when a window is opened a whiff of fresh air from the fields enters a stuffy room, so a whiff of youthfulness, energy, and confidence of success reached Kutuzov's cheerless staff with the galloping advent of all these brilliant young men.
Hilbery mused, "and I can't fancy turning one of those noble great rooms into a stuffy little Suffrage office.
a grilling August day, and those fat old German women, come in their stuffy high frocks, and then the dark theatre, and the music beginning, and one couldn't help sobbing.
Peter also felt strangely uncomfortable, as if his head was stuffy, he heard loud noises that made him look round sharply, though they were really himself sneezing.
She had reached the last door upon the right now, and as she pushed it open she was seized from within by a powerful, dark-visaged man, and drawn hastily into the stuffy, ill-smelling interior.
You'll kill yourself with your stuffy old experiments.
It steadied our nerves, I think, but it was a mistake, for it made a dreadful atmosphere in that stuffy room.
But see them he must, and so pressing was the need that, after a little perfunctory general conversation, he led the two men into the stuffy office.