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subdue
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subdue
Used in
Atlas Shrugged
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  • She was looking at him silently, respectfully, her joyous eagerness toned down, her eyes subdued.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They seemed to have subdued the hoodlums inside the mills, and only the siege at the front gate remained to be beaten.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I don't know whether I'll go back to the world or not," she said soberly, but her voice was trembling with a subdued violence, which was pure gaiety.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When he heard about Mr. Chalmers, he said, his voice suddenly subdued, "Hm . . . Kip Chalmers?  (not reviewed by editor)

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