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The Grapes of Wrath
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  • And at last Pa and Ma and Uncle John came out, and they were subdued and quiet.
  • They were subdued and shining.

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  • About mid-afternoon child bathing began, and as each child was caught, subdued, and washed, the noise on the playground gradually subsided.

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as in: subdue opposition Define
to control or put down by force or intimidation
as in: subdued colors Define
to reduce the intensity of something -- such as colors, light, conversation, or mood or in the form subdued: describing something of low intensity
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