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Atlas Shrugged
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  • She was looking at him silently, respectfully, her joyous eagerness toned down, her eyes subdued.
  • "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.

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  • They seemed to have subdued the hoodlums inside the mills, and only the siege at the front gate remained to be beaten.
  • When he heard about Mr. Chalmers, he said, his voice suddenly subdued, "Hm . Kip Chalmers?

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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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