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subdue
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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subdue
Used in
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • It had cleared in the morning, and the sun was shining with a subdued brightness through the dim veil which hangs over the great city.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To me, with my nerves worked up to a pitch of expectancy, there was something depressing and subduing in the sudden gloom, and in the cold dank air of the vault.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • About sunset, however, their efforts were at last successful, and they subdued the flames, but not before the roof had fallen in, and the whole place been reduced to such absolute ruin that, save some twisted cylinders and iron piping, not a trace remained of the machinery which had cost our unfortunate acquaintance so dearly.  (not reviewed by editor)

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