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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • The boys were subdued by these solemnities, and talked little.
  • He heard no noise on board, for the young people were as subdued and still as people usually are who are nearly tired to death.

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  • As he lay in the early morning recalling the incidents of his great adventure, he noticed that they seemed curiously subdued and far away—somewhat as if they had happened in another world, or in a time long gone by.

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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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