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The Scarlet Letter
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • "Dost thou know thy mother now, child?", asked she, reproachfully, but with a subdued tone.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • None knew—nor ever learned with the fulness of perfect certainty—whether the elf-child had gone thus untimely to a maiden grave; or whether her wild, rich nature had been softened and subdued and made capable of a woman's gentle happiness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Is the world, then, so narrow?" exclaimed Hester Prynne, fixing her deep eyes on the minister's, and instinctively exercising a magnetic power over a spirit so shattered and subdued that it could hardly hold itself erect.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: subdue opposition
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