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subdue
used in Frankenstein

5 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
subdue opposition
Definition to control or put down by force or intimidation
  • She was the living spirit of love to soften and attract; I might have become sullen in my study, rought through the ardour of my nature, but that she was there to subdue me to a semblance of her own gentleness.
    Chapter 2 (33% in)
  • I believe it to be an intuitive discernment, a quick but never-failing power of judgment, a penetration into the causes of things, unequalled for clearness and precision; add to this a facility of expression and a voice whose varied intonations are soul-subduing music.
    Introductory Letters (90% in)

There are no more uses of "subdue" flagged with this meaning in Frankenstein.

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  • I had cast off all feeling, subdued all anguish, to riot in the excess of my despair.
    Chapter 24 (85% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • They elevated me from all littleness of feeling, and although they did not remove my grief, they subdued and tranquillized it.
    Chapter 10 (7% in)
  • His fine and lovely eyes were now lighted up with indignation, now subdued to downcast sorrow and quenched in infinite wretchedness.
    Chapter 24 (37% in)

There are no more uses of "subdue" in Frankenstein.

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