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subdue
used in Wuthering Heights

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subdue opposition
Definition
to control or put down by force or intimidation
  • 'And who showed you up into this room?' he continued, crushing his nails into his palms, and grinding his teeth to subdue the maxillary convulsions.
    Chapter 3 (58% in)
  • 'Cannot ate it?' repeated he, peering in Linton's face, and subduing his voice to a whisper, for fear of being overheard.
    Chapter 20 (87% in)
  • Catherine was near distraught: still, she persisted that she must go home, and tried entreaty in her turn, persuading him to subdue his selfish agony.
    Chapter 27 (67% in)

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  • She wouldn't dine; but she reappeared at tea, pale, and red about the eyes, and marvellously subdued in outward aspect.
    Chapter 21 (99% in)
  • 'I must and shall!' he replied in a subdued voice.
    Chapter 8 (89% in)
  • A halfcivilised ferocity lurked yet in the depressed brows and eyes full of black fire, but it was subdued; and his manner was even dignified: quite divested of roughness, though stern for grace.
    Chapter 10 (31% in)
  • In this self-complacent conviction she departed; and the success of her fulfilled resolution was obvious on the morrow: Mr. Linton had not only abjured his peevishness (though his spirits seemed still subdued by Catherine's exuberance of vivacity), but he ventured no objection to her taking Isabella with her to Wuthering Heights in the afternoon; and she rewarded him with such a summer of sweetness and affection in return as made the house a paradise for several days; both master and...
    Chapter 10 (56% in)
  • Exhaustion of body had entirely subdued her spirit: our fiery Catherine was no better than a wailing child.
    Chapter 12 (34% in)

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