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subdue
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Wuthering Heights
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subdue
Used in
Wuthering Heights
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  • 'I must and shall!' he replied in a subdued voice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Exhaustion of body had entirely subdued her spirit: our fiery Catherine was no better than a wailing child.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She wouldn't dine; but she reappeared at tea, pale, and red about the eyes, and marvellously subdued in outward aspect.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • '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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Cannot ate it?' repeated he, peering in Linton's face, and subduing his voice to a whisper, for fear of being overheard.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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 andů  (not reviewed by editor)

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