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subside
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • After a brief space, the convulsion grew almost imperceptible, and finally subsided into the depths of his nature.
  • When no longer called upon to speak or listen—either of which operations cost him an evident effort—his face would briefly subside into its former not uncheerful quietude.
  • The moans of the little patient subsided; its convulsive tossings gradually ceased; and in a few moments, as is the custom of young children after relief from pain, it sank into a profound and dewy slumber.
  • Hester had schooled herself long and well; and she never responded to these attacks, save by a flush of crimson that rose irrepressibly over her pale cheek, and again subsided into the depths of her bosom.
  • He has but increased the debt!" answered the physician, and as he proceeded, his manner lost its fiercer characteristics, and subsided into gloom.

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  • I couldn’t think clearly until the pain subsided.
  • We had to wait for the noise to subside before we continue our conversation.

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