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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • He seemed to have become suddenly gentle and subdued.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If you resolve on that once for all, you may subdue the whole world.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Yes, I approve of it," Ivan assented, in a subdued but firm voice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But at last the murmurs, first subdued but gradually louder and more confident, reached even him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But subdue such a soul with mercy, show it love, and it will curse its past, for there are many good impulses in it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The knocking on the window frame went on persistently, but it was by no means so loud as it had seemed in his dream; on the contrary, it was quite subdued.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At the same moment the counsel for defense, the celebrated Fetyukovitch, entered, and a sort of subdued hum passed through the court.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I cut off my superfluous and unnecessary desires, I subdue my proud and wanton will and chastise it with obedience, and with God's help I attain freedom of spirit and with it spiritual joy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They will marvel at us and will be awe-stricken before us, and will be proud at our being so powerful and clever, that we have been able to subdue such a turbulent flock of thousands of millions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The great conquerors, Timours and Ghenghis-Khans, whirled like hurricanes over the face of the earth striving to subdue its people, and they too were but the unconscious expression of the same craving for universal unity.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You see, only suppose that there was one such man among all those who desire nothing but filthy material gain—if there's only one like my old Inquisitor, who had himself eaten roots in the desert and made frenzied efforts to subdue his flesh to make himself free and perfect.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mitya nodded and in a subdued voice repeated several times abruptly to his counsel, with no show of regret: "I won't again, I won't.  (not reviewed by editor)

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