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Jane Eyre
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subdue
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Jane Eyre
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  • His softened voice announced that he was subdued; so I, in my turn, became calm.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To-morrow, I trust, I shall get the better of them partially; and in a few weeks, perhaps, they will be quite subdued.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He said this, in his peculiar, subdued, yet emphatic voice; looking, when he had ceased speaking, not at me, but at the setting sun, at which I looked too.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I had given in allegiance to duty and order; I was quiet; I believed I was content: to the eyes of others, usually even to my own, I appeared a disciplined and subdued character.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What crime was this that lived incarnate in this sequestered mansion, and could neither be expelled nor subdued by the owner? what mystery, that broke out now in fire and now in blood, at the deadest hours of night?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For a moment they stood grouped together at the other extremity of the gallery, conversing in a key of sweet subdued vivacity: they then descended the staircase almost as noiselessly as a bright mist rolls down a hill.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • No doubt he had invoked the help of the Holy Spirit to subdue the anger I had roused in him, and now believed he had forgiven me once more.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I felt pain, and then I felt ire; and then I felt a determination to subdue her to be her mistress in spite both of her nature and her will.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Exhausted by emotion, my language was more subdued than it generally was when it developed that sad theme; and mindful of Helen's warnings against the indulgence of resentment, I infused into the narrative far less of gall and wormwood than ordinary.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All men of talent, whether they be men of feeling or not; whether they be zealots, or aspirants, or despots provided only they be sincere have their sublime moments, when they subdue and rule.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My seat, to which Bessie and the bitter Miss Abbot had left me riveted, was a low ottoman near the marble chimney-piece; the bed rose before me; to my right hand there was the high, dark wardrobe, with subdued, broken reflections varying the gloss of its panels; to my left were the muffled windows; a great looking-glass between them repeated the vacant majesty of the bed and room.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I gazed on it with gloom and pain: nothing soft, nothing sweet, nothing pitying, or hopeful, or subduing did it inspire; only a grating anguish for HER woes not MY loss and a sombre tearless dismay at the fearfulness of death in such a form.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We were, as I have said, in the dining-room: the lustre, which had been lit for dinner, filled the room with a festal breadth of light; the large fire was all red and clear; the purple curtains hung rich and ample before the lofty window and loftier arch; everything was still, save the subdued chat of Adele (she dared not speak loud), and, filling up each pause, the beating of winter rain against the panes.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A calm, subdued triumph, blent with a longing earnestness, marked his enunciation of the last glorious verses of that chapter.  (not reviewed by editor)

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