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  • The Romans induced many enemy armies to capitulate by offering good terms of surrender.
  • Though they have achieved little, they claim virtue through refusing to capitulate to the opposition.
  • For five days the hens held out, then they capitulated and went back to their nesting boxes.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • I began to understand why Starkfield emerged from its six months’ siege like a starved garrison capitulating without quarter.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome

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  • Ah, it would seem the LEP have capitulated.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Usually he capitulated, allowing himself to be outvoted,
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • When he felt his position secure he capitulated to the rebels and led them against the government.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • As is often the case, the family surrounded the bed and watched him capitulate.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Italy has capitulated.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Percy, Northumberland, Th’ Archbishop’s Grace of York, Douglas, and Mortimer Capitulate against us,
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1

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  • At first it was wildly exciting, almost the first contact of its kind in my life, the feel of that little Baptist hand on my prodigiously straining shaft, and I capitulated immediately, drenching us both, which to my surprise (given her general squeamishness) she didn’t seem to mind, blandly swabbing herself off with my proffered handkerchief But after three nights and nine separate orgasms (three each night, counted methodically) I have become very close to being desensitized, and I
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Then she let out a capitulating breath and looked right at me.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • He had capitulated, that was agreed.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Margaret, if you had seen the man who thus capitulated for his safety, your surprise would have been boundless.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Kid Sampson resisted doubtfully for another moment and then capitulated eagerly with a triumphant whoop.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Do you still think the Clave won’t capitulate?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Thereupon, M. Gillenormand capitulated.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The planters’ ladies were the last to capitulate.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Blomkvist capitulated.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Brittles capitulated on these terms; and the party being somewhat re-assured by the discovery (made on throwing open the shutters) that it was now broad day, took their way upstairs; with the dogs in front.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • A small fort or tower which was in the middle of the lagoon under the command of Don Juan Zanoguera, a Valencian gentleman and a famous soldier, capitulated upon terms.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • As this seemed impracticable, Dick capitulated.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I was ready to capitulate without a groan.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Reins and whip and coachman and guard, however, in combination, had read that article of war which forbade a purpose otherwise strongly in favour of the argument, that some brute animals are endued with Reason; and the team had capitulated and returned to their duty.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • He would capitulate.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Sometimes I would capitulate and apologize.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Donald Fraser capitulated.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • These empires would give Japan the resources it needed, and fostered a hope that a surrounded China would capitulate.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Was he crying because he didn’t want to eat the candy or because Kate had let him down, capitulated, sided with the bad guys?
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • "In sooth," said Phoebus, as though seeking to capitulate with himself, "these are two charming things to be encountered in a rendezvous,—a sword and a wench; but I do not see why I should miss the one for the sake of the other, when I can have both."
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • He did not have the courage to defy his own prejudices, and he capitulated.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Mme. Verdurin spoke as though, with so great a favour in store for her, there was nothing for it but to capitulate.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • The magus capitulated with a smile, handing it back to me.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • Because love was so rare that if one had it the other should capitulate to it?
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • But as Poirot maintained an inexorable silence, he capitulated.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Here on the couch with this _wonderful_-looking boy—the little fire—the sense that they were alone in the great building— Myra capitulated.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • He did not imagine that the League would capitulate, but its position would be seriously weakened.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Days of sullen silence went by before the boys at TV4 capitulated.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • That evening, I consulted with my friend and mentor, K. D., who felt that as a matter of principle I was correct to resign, and should not capitulate.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The choirboy in McAllister had capitulated, but not without remembering the doctor’s indiscretion — and his debt.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Hence, our daily lives were so bound upwith trivial objectives that to capitulate when challenged was tantamount to surrendering the right to life itself.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Her weakness was aggressive and kept forcing him to capitulate until eventually he lost his strength and was transformed into the rabbit in her arms.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • ’I have attacked her in form five times since she was sick, and am beaten off; the jade is so stout she won’t capitulate nor yield upon any terms, except such as I cannot effectually grant.’
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • It was a pervading everywhere of wistaria (I was fourteen then) as though of all springs yet to capitulate condensed into one spring, one summer the spring and summertime which is every females who breathed above dust, beholden of all betrayed springs held over from all irrevocable time, repercussed, bloomed again.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • The cheap prices of its commodities are the heavy artillery with which it batters down all Chinese walls, with which it forces the barbarians’ intensely obstinate hatred of foreigners to capitulate.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • The unshaven, heavy-lidded stagehand weakens but does not capitulate.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Amanda capitulated, filling him in on her life, initially in broad strokes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • I can offer no reason under the sun why you should capitulate to my insidious suggestion.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Ciphus wasn’t ready to capitulate.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • He’d been condemned for earlier work, according to Miles, and had seemed to capitulate.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
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