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subdue
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The Return of the King
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as in: subdue opposition Define
to control or put down by force or intimidation
  • Sam’s plain hobbit-face grew stern, almost grim, as the will hardened in him, and he felt through all his limbs a thrill, as if he was turning into some creature of stone and steel that neither despair nor weariness nor endless barren miles could subdue.

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  • She was threatening people with a knife, but police used a Taser to subdue her.
  • The government subdued the uprising.

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  • He was too great to be subdued to the will of the Dark Power, he saw nonetheless only those things which that Power permitted him to see.
  • He was come to the heart of the realm of Sauron and the forges of his ancient might, greatest in Middle-earth; all other powers were here subdued.

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  • For some had laboured and fought much with the remnants of the Easterlings and Southrons, until all were subdued.

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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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