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.
LINDA McLoughlin admits she almost choked with emotion when she saw her daughter watching her backstage on Ireland's Got Talent.
But with 40 or 50 metres to go I ran out of steam and there was nothing left in me," he said choked with emotion.
I was given a chance, that's all I wanted," Manning told ABC's 'Nightline' co-anchor Juju Chang, her voice choked with emotion.
But yesterday, his voice choked with emotion as he announced he was going.
Brum's most famous funnyman was choked with emotion as he unveiled a new memorial for Birmingham's organ donors.
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.
Businessman Alfredo Yao, president of the country's largest business organization Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), was caught crying as Aquino choked with emotion as he concluded his speech.
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.
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.