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subdue
used in The Return of the King

4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
subdue opposition
Definition to control or put down by force or intimidation
  • Sam's plain hobbit-face grew stern, almost grim, as the will hardened in him, and he felt through all his limbs a thrill, as if he was turning into some creature of stone and steel that neither despair nor weariness nor endless barren miles could subdue.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Mount Doom (9% in)

There are no more uses of "subdue" flagged with this meaning in The Return of the King.

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  • For some had laboured and fought much with the remnants of the Easterlings and Southrons, until all were subdued.
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- The Field of Cormallen (97% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He was too great to be subdued to the will of the Dark Power, he saw nonetheless only those things which that Power permitted him to see.
    5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- The Pyre of Denethor (90% in)
  • He was come to the heart of the realm of Sauron and the forges of his ancient might, greatest in Middle-earth; all other powers were here subdued.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Mount Doom (84% in)

There are no more uses of "subdue" in The Return of the King.

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