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The House of Mirth
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subside
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The House of Mirth
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  • Lily tossed aside the note and subsided on her pillows with a sigh.
  • Miss Stepney, when her first fright had subsided, began to feel the superiority that greater breadth of mind confers.
  • On the whole he was surprised; for though he had perceived that the situation contained all the elements of an explosion, he had often enough, in the range of his personal experience, seen just such combinations subside into harmlessness.
  • That Lily was a star fallen from that sky did not, after the first stir of curiosity had subsided, materially add to their interest in her.
  • The servants came first, then a few charitable institutions, then several remoter Melsons and Stepneys, who stirred consciously as their names rang out, and then subsided into a state of impassiveness befitting the solemnity of the occasion.

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  • I couldn’t think clearly until the pain subsided.
  • We had to wait for the noise to subside before we continue our conversation.

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