Lisa said that when she was choking, you stood by and did nothing.
The artillery and baggage wagons moved noiselessly through the deep dust that rose to the very hubs of the wheels, and the infantry sank ankle-deep in that soft, choking, hot dust that never cooled even at night.
Adrienne nodded, choking back tears.
The bed sagged beside her and she jerked her head up, choking down a sob.
Clutching her breast to keep herself from choking, Sonya, pale and trembling with fear and agitation, sat down in an armchair and burst into tears.