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subdue
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • When she passed the corner a subdued exclamation was heard inside the wall.
  • "However, it is so sometimes, and nothing happens that we expect," he added, with the repose of a man whom misfortune had inured rather than subdued.

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  • Coggan was on his back, with his mouth open, huzzing forth snores, as were several others; the united breathings of the horizonal assemblage forming a subdued roar like London from a distance.
  • "It is all done, indeed, as she says," remarked Mr. Aldritch, in a subdued voice.

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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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