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subdue
Used in
Frankenstein
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  • I had cast off all feeling, subdued all anguish, to riot in the excess of my despair.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They elevated me from all littleness of feeling, and although they did not remove my grief, they subdued and tranquillized it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His fine and lovely eyes were now lighted up with indignation, now subdued to downcast sorrow and quenched in infinite wretchedness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

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