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subdue
used in
Measure for Measure
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subdue
Used in
Measure for Measure
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  • Not so, not so: his life is parallel'd Even with the stroke and line of his great justice; He doth with holy abstinence subdue That in himself which he spurs on his power To qualify in others: were he meal'd With that which he corrects, then were he tyrannous; But this being so, he's just.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Most dangerous Is that temptation that doth goad us on To sin in loving virtue: never could the strumpet, With all her double vigour, art, and nature, Once stir my temper; but this virtuous maid Subdues me quite.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: subdued colors
as in: subdue opposition
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