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subdue
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The Age of Innocence
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  • She disappeared in a kind of sulphurous apotheosis, and when a few years later Medora again came back to New York, subdued, impoverished, mourning a third husband, and in quest of a still smaller house, people wondered that her rich niece had not been able to do something for her.
  • There are moments when a man’s imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level, and surveys the long windings of destiny.

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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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