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Ethan Frome
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subdue
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Ethan Frome
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  • Completely reassured, she shone on him through tear-hung lashes, and his soul swelled with pride as he saw how his tone subdued her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The note of authority in his voice seemed to subdue her, and when he had jumped from the sleigh she let him help her out, saying only, with a vague feint of reluctance: "But there isn't a sled round anywheres.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: subdued colors
as in: subdue opposition
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