All hints of hesitation left the young girl in the wake of the smother of love that enveloped her.
Cynthia, who'd followed the men to the door, was the first to smother the young girl in hugs and kisses, and an ample dose of tears with the others joining in with equal enthusiasm.
In English th represents both the unvoiced sound J as in thin, &c., and the voiced sound 5, which is found initially only in pronominal words like this, that, there, then, those, is commonest medially as in father, bother, smother, either, and is found also finally in words like with (the preposition), both.
In a third place a crowd of bees, crushing one another, attack some victim and fight and smother it, and the victim, enfeebled or killed, drops from above slowly and lightly as a feather, among the heap of corpses.
On the plus side, many think that Bad Santa, and especially Thornton, displays a side of Christmas that some don't want to admit to: the greedy, commercialized version that often seems to smother the more delicate meaning.