Prepositions after "smother"
"smother in" or "smother by"?
|In 58% of cases smother in is used|
|Chips with mayo Amsterdam, 1997, staring at a plate of chips smothered in mayonnaise.|
|It was in the White Garden, standing about 6? tall and was smothered in flowers -- stunning.|
|Since the tender boneless pork is smothered in it, there's no chance of getting away with this love affair.|
|The best part? It comes smothered in rich chocolate icing so you? ll never have to fight over that corner piece.|
|My future food fantasy is to get a Burrito Supreme, smothered in enchilada sauce, from Sagebrush Cantina back home.|
|The ambience is amazing -- as were the enormous slabs of apple strudel smothered in vanilla sauce that Sven ordered up.|
|What in the world could be better than a cafe au lait and a pile of fried dough smothered in powdered sugar? Seriously.|
|This spider, which may have been waiting patiently for hours to capture some prey, was smothered in resin just a split second before its attack.|
|These ranged from the hexagonal ones of Germanic origin to the gladiatorial type, produced in a wide variety of styles and smothered in decoration.|
|They're wearing quite thick clothing (the woman also wears smearproof makeup, because her pillows and sheets are pristine white) and are smothered in a duvet.|
|In 17% of cases smother by is used|
|Ignoring warnings not to open it, Mosec looked inside, whereupon all were smothered by a sandstorm.|
|Whatever else happens, each of us is about to be smothered by an avalanche of propaganda designed to secure our vote.|
|A tempting narrative now lurks in every journalist's keyboard: the idealism of 2011 has been smothered by the realpolitik of 2012.|
|Here I was, about 23 or 24 years old, crying and praying in the bed for a straight half hour, feeling smothered by something I can't adequately describe.|
|In 8% of cases smother to is used|
|Sources state that Home Office pathologists are also looking for evidence that Mr Williams was smothered to death, a method that can leave no trace and is extremely hard to detect.|
|In 3% of cases smother on is used|
|Maggio blasted over from a promising position and Mbaye Niang tested De Sanctis from distance, then El Shaarawy had his toe-poke smothered on the counter.|
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