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subdue
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Gulliver`s Travels
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subdue
Used in
Gulliver`s Travels
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  • Once I was strongly bent upon resistance, for, while I had liberty the whole strength of that empire could hardly subdue me, and I might easily with stones pelt the metropolis to pieces; but I soon rejected that project with horror, by remembering the oath I had made to the emperor, the favours I received from him, and the high title of nardac he conferred upon me.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: subdued colors
as in: subdue opposition
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