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subdue
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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as in: subdue opposition Define
to control or put down by force or intimidation
  • I have only two adversaries—I will not say two conquerors, for with perseverance I subdue even them,—they are time and distance.

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  • She was threatening people with a knife, but police used a Taser to subdue her.
  • The government subdued the uprising.

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  • The jailer saw by his tone he would be happy to die; and as every prisoner is worth ten sous a day to his jailer, he replied in a more subdued tone.
  • No; captivity has subdued me—I have been here so long.

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  • Nature subdued must yield in the combat, the dream must succeed to reality, and then the dream reigns supreme, then the dream becomes life, and life becomes the dream.
  • Morrel, subdued by the extraordinary ascendancy Monte Cristo exercised over everything around him, did not endeavor to resist it.

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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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