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subdue
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • "I ask your pardon," said the Doctor, in a subdued tone, after some moments.
  • "If I understand," said the Doctor, in a subdued tone, "some mental shock—?"

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  • Hemmed in here by the massive thickness of walls and arches, the storm within the fortress and without was only audible to them in a dull, subdued way, as if the noise out of which they had come had almost destroyed their sense of hearing.
  • All was subdued and quiet, and Lucie was more at ease than she had been.
  • The shrieks and the cries were audible there, though subdued by the distance.
  • Defarge closed the door carefully, and spoke in a subdued voice: "Jacques One, Jacques Two, Jacques Three!
  • He moved a chair with his foot near to mine, ordered the woman away, and said in a subdued voice, "’Doctor, finding my brother in this difficulty with these hinds, I recommended that your aid should be invited.

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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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