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subdue
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Measure for Measure
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as in: subdue opposition Define
to control or put down by force or intimidation
  • 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 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.

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  • She was threatening people with a knife, but police used a Taser to subdue her.
  • The government subdued the uprising.

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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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