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succumb
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The War of the Worlds
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  • In the end the red weed succumbed almost as quickly as it had spread.
  • And I succumbed to his conviction.
  • Now by the action of natural selection, all terrestrial plants have acquired a resisting power against bacterial diseases—they never succumb without a severe struggle, but the red weed rotted like a thing already dead.
  • But by virtue of this natural selection of our kind we have developed resisting power; to no germs do we succumb without a struggle, and to many—those that cause putrefaction in dead matter, for instance—our living frames are altogether immune.

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  • Everyone insisted she attend and she finally succumbed.
  • She predicted that 40% of Atlantic salmon would succumb to the disease.

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