from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full to the utmost; full to the point of choking or obstructing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full to the brim; quite full; chock-full.

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  • adjective Full to the brim; chock full.

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  • adjective packed full to capacity


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  • “But what shall I do? for to the market tomorrow I will go, if it were choke-full of Coffins, and a ghost in each coffin of the lot.”

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  • There's nothing for candour like a lower-school boy, and East was a genuine specimen — frank, hearty, and good-natured, well-satisfied with himself and his position, and choke-full of life and spirits, and all the Rugby prejudices and traditions which he had been able to get together in the long course of one half-year during which he had been at the School-house.

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  • He is choke-full of hope and life, notwithstanding the cold, and kicks his heels against the back-board, and would like to sing, only he doesn't know how his friend the silent guard might take it.

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  • 'Hoora!' sings out the others, and fill their mouths choke-full of peas to last the whole line.

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  • Though you may be choke-full of science, not one in twenty of you knows where to find the wood-sorrel, or bee-orchis, which grow in the next wood, or on the down three miles off, or what the bog-bean and wood-sage are good for.

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  • That king did not use brick from poverty; for he was choke-full of revenues, being ruler of all Caria.

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  • There wasn't much else in the room except the smell, and that seemed to fill it choke-full.

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  • The place was choke-full, just to excess, and when the curtain was hauled up in came a decent old gentleman in great distress, and implored all the powers of heaven and earth to help him find his runaway daughter that had decamped with some ne'er-do-weel loon of a half-pay captain.

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