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subjugate
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
to force into submission
in various senses, including:
  • when a people are defeated in battle and oppressed — as in "The Romans subjugated most of Europe."
  • when something is treated as less important than something else — as in "subjugate the desires of the individual to the desires of the state," or "subjugate instinct to reason"
  • Such was the sympathy of Nature—that wild, heathen Nature of the forest, never subjugated by human law, nor illumined by higher truth—with the bliss of these two spirits!
    Chapter 18 -- A Flood of Sunshine (65% in)

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