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subdue
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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subdue
Used in
Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • For 'tis most easy The inclining Desdemona to subdue In any honest suit: she's fram'd as fruitful As the free elements.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That handkerchief Did an Egyptian to my mother give; She was a charmer, and could almost read The thoughts of people: she told her, while she kept it, 'Twould make her amiable and subdue my father Entirely to her love; but if she lost it Or made a gift of it, my father's eye Should hold her loathed, and his spirits should hunt After new fancies: she, dying, gave it me; And bid me, when my fate would have me wive, To give it her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Lay hold upon him: if he do resist, Subdue him at his peril.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But, Othello, speak: Did you by indirect and forced courses Subdue and poison this young maid's affections?  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: subdued colors
as in: subdue opposition
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