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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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subdue
Used in
The Hound of the Baskervilles
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  • He stood in front of us now with the subdued manner of a well-trained servant.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • With rows of flaring torches to light it up, and the colour and rude hilarity of an old-time banquet, it might have softened; but now, when two black-clothed gentlemen sat in the little circle of light thrown by a shaded lamp, one's voice became hushed and one's spirit subdued.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then we gazed round us at the high, thin window of old stained glass, the oak panelling, the stags' heads, the coats-of-arms upon the walls, all dim and sombre in the subdued light of the central lamp.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: subdue opposition
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