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subdue
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Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets
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  • But it was a subdued group that headed back to the fireside in the Leaky Cauldron, where Harry, the Weasleys, and all their shopping would be traveling back to the Burrow using Floo powder.
  • The Herbology class was very subdued; there were now two missing from their number, Justin and Hermione.

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  • Fred and George challenged Harry and Ron to a few games of Exploding Snap, and Ginny sat watching them, very subdued in Hermione’s usual chair.

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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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