choked with emotion

choked with emotion

So overwhelmed with an emotion, either positive or negative, as to be unable to speak clearly or at all. I was positively choked with emotion by all the lovely speeches at my retirement party.
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He tried a dozen times to express his gratitude to me, but his voice choked with emotion and he could not speak, and yet he had, as I was to later learn, a reputation for ferocity and fearlessness as a fighter that was remarkable even upon warlike Barsoom.
She had been wont to call me her Virginian as a term of endearment, for she knew that I loved the sound of that beautiful name, made a thousand times more beautiful and hallowed by her dear lips, and as I heard it again after all those long years my eyes became dimmed with tears and my voice choked with emotion.
No, monsieur," said Raoul, almost choked with emotion.
Brum's most famous funnyman was choked with emotion as he unveiled a new memorial for Birmingham's organ donors.
Bugler James Williams, 31, from Worthing, was choked with emotion afterwards.
Asked to speak, Masoe could only manage "Thank you to everybody" in a voice choked with emotion.
When we interviewed Brian he was absolutely choked with emotion.
online Choked with emotion as he looked at his dad in the crowd, Stephen managed to say "love you too" with tears rolling from his eyes before leaving the stage.
Tears filled my eyes and my throat was choked with emotion.
Choked with emotion, Julie said: "Neither of us should be there.
ISOLATED Ferguson was choked with emotion as he addressed a 75,572 crowd for the last time after 1499 games in charge.
One can be scared, choked with emotion, can cry or laugh, but one can never fall asleep in between while watching a crisp horror film," Bipasha said.
WORCESTER - Her voice choked with emotion, Quinsigamond Community College police officer Andrea Prinsen, 32, described on the witness stand Thursday how her supervisor, Sgt.
However, several regulars were choked with emotion, including stipendiary steward William Nunneley, who said: "I've been coming here since I was a boy, my parents were members.
Choked with emotion, they took a boat to the tiny island where Diana was buried 14 years ago.