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capitulate
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  • Kid Sampson resisted doubtfully for another moment and then capitulated eagerly with a triumphant whoop.
  • It was Nately’s father’s idea that he join the Air Corps, where he could train safely as a pilot while the Russians capitulated and the details of the armistice were worked out, and where, as an officer, he would associate only with gentlemen.
  • …the way it almost was two months later after the chaplain had tried to persuade Colonel Cathcart to rescind his order increasing the number of missions to sixty and had failed abysmally in that endeavor too, and the chaplain was ready now to capitulate to despair entirely but was restrained by the memory of his wife, whom he loved and missed so pathetically with such sensual and exalted ardor, and by the lifelong trust he had placed in the wisdom and justice of an immortal, omnipotent,…

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  • The Romans induced many enemy armies to capitulate by offering good terms of surrender.
  • Though they have achieved little, they claim virtue through refusing to capitulate to the opposition.

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