stifling hot

idiom

: very hot
stifling hot weather

Examples of stifling hot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web California has been in the throes of the most brutal September heat wave in state history, with stifling hot days leading into nights that are setting record-high lows and offering little relief. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2022 Spaniards stream out of their stifling hot cities in the summer to kick back on the coast, where everyone (or their abuela) seems to own a humble second casa or apartment. Terry Ward, CNN, 18 Aug. 2022 How the cycle of temperatures governed the day in the cafes below, people sipping coffee in the cool early morning, bustling through the first part of the workday, and then a stillness in the stifling hot midafternoon, only to come back to raucous life at twilight. Jason Wilson, Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2022 The last weekend of August will be warm and mellow at the coast but stifling hot everywhere east of Interstate 15, particularly in the deserts, where the temperature could reach 117 degrees on Saturday and 112 on Sunday. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Aug. 2021 Ryan Housley had just finished repairing a pipeline inside one of the manufacturing units on Rubicon LLC’s 81-acre campus in Geismar when his shift ended on a stifling hot afternoon in May 2012. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, 3 Jan. 2021 With the help of Smith Brothers Landscaping supply company and local garden centers, 60 volunteers worked for four weeks in stifling hot weather to build the beds, fill them with top soil, fence the property attractively, and find local families and nonprofit organizations to adopt the beds. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 12 July 2020 The experience can be difficult for the heat-susceptible, agoraphobic, the frail or very young; Mecca during the Hajj is often stifling hot, humid and beyond overcrowded. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 5 Jan. 2012

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“Stifling hot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stifling%20hot. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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