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.
See also: choke, emotion
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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.
Taken aback by such a short and direct declaration of an offer to marry my daughter, I was choked with emotion. I couldn't find the words to answer, and managed only a whisper: 'Please, let's have more time.'
I am stunned by the overwhelming response and have no words to thank all those who have come to my aid," said the 37-year-old in a voice choked with emotion.
And Farmer was choked with emotion as he recalled how former chairman Rod Petrie then made a wonderful gesture that meant the world to him.
Tears rolled, hugs were exchanged and voices choked with emotion. "No words," said Sanchez soon after the match taking a pause to add, "We did wonders.
Appearing to become choked with emotion, the PM added: "So on behalf of New Zealand, I want to apologise to Grace's family.
In a voice choked with emotion, he told me that he too was bringing all he had, back to his native land.
Zara's mother Jhorna Begum's voice choked with emotion as she said, "My daughter has been playing games on smart phones since her two and a half years age.
So gifted and talented and dedicated to journalism," he said, his voice choked with emotion.
LINDA McLoughlin admits she almost choked with emotion when she saw her daughter watching her backstage on Ireland's Got Talent.
"I was given a chance, that's all I wanted," Manning told ABC's 'Nightline' co-anchor Juju Chang, her voice choked with emotion. "That's all I asked for was a chance, that's it."
Brum's most famous funnyman was choked with emotion as he unveiled a new memorial for Birmingham's organ donors.
When we interviewed Brian he was absolutely choked with emotion. After all, she had, in effect, given him the greatest gift of all - the gift of life.