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  • The Taliban wants total subjugation to their religious law.
  • It was mournful, indeed, to witness the subjugation of that vigorous spirit to a corporeal infirmity.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The whole world will be intelligent, educated, and co-operating; things will move faster and faster towards the subjugation of Nature.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • M'Lord, there were Sardaukar with our forces in the subjugation of this Fremen nest.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune

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  • His growing helplessness kept her in subjugation; she tenderly nursed him.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • It kept Richard Parker in partial subjugation.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • This love was a torment, and he resented bitterly the subjugation in which it held him; he was a prisoner and he longed for freedom.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • He was also preoccupied with equality of the sexes, maintaining that the subjugation of women to men was 'man-made.'
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie`s World
  • A word from her readings popped into her head: subjugation.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • , took the title of King of Navarre: and the subjugation of Navarre is also alluded to in the Paradise, Canto XIX.
    Dante Alighieri  --  The Divine Comedy

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  • Now that he did, it was a startling thing, a dark catalog of subjugation and struggle.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • They rejected marriage as subjugation.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet`s Nest
  • The extraordinary kidnapping and subjugation of more than four million Africans who were originally brought to America.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • But the moral issue of the subjugation of women isn't frivolous today any more than slavery was in the 1790s.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • America,Adams warned, could face subjugation of the kind inflicted on Ireland.
    John McCullough  --  John Adams
  • These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort.
    Patrick Henry  --  Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
  • But gradually the sense of complete subjugation came over her, and she wondered languidly what had made her feel so uneasy and excited.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • I began it always with hatred and ended it with moral subjugation, and afterwards I never knew what to do with the subjugated object.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • Kino stood in the door, filling it, and hatred raged and flamed in back of his eyes, and fear too, for the hundreds of years of subjugation were cut deep in him.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • In no other kind of life is the illusion more wide of reality—in no other is the beginning all illusion—the disenchantment more swift—the subjugation more complete.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • In describing a war or the subjugation of a people, a general historian looks for the cause of the event not in the power of one man, but in the interaction of many persons connected with the event.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • At times, however, Emma shuddered at the sudden thought of meeting Rodolphe, for it seemed to her that, although they were separated forever, she was not completely free from her subjugation to him.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • It was that submission to a larger will that I secretly loved about the Institute, the complete subjugation of the ego to the grand scheme and the utter majesty of moving in step with two thousand men.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I'm not sure if your grandfather ever mentioned it when you played Tarot with him, Sophie, but this game is a 'flashcard catechism' into the story of the Lost Bride and her subjugation by the evil Church.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He saw the world of civilization then more plainly than ever he had seen it before; a world in which nothing counted but brutal might, an order devised by those who possessed it for the subjugation of those who did not.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • She had an idea that the sight of her in a grey gown of devotional cut, with her famous lashes drooped above a prayer-book, would put the finishing touch to Mr. Gryce's subjugation, and render inevitable a certain incident which she had resolved should form a part of the walk they were to take together after luncheon.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • So general was this sentiment that when the aged John J. Crittenden of Kentucky introduced into Congress on the day after Bull Run a resolution declaring that the war was not being waged for conquest or subjugation nor to interfere with "the established institutions" of the seceded states, even Republicans of Jacobin leanings were afraid to vote against it.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • PART II A Propos of the Wet Snow When from dark error's subjugation My words of passionate exhortation Had wrenched thy fainting spirit free; And writhing prone in thine affliction Thou didst recall with malediction The vice that had encompassed thee: And when thy slumbering conscience, fretting By recollection's torturing flame, Thou didst reveal the hideous setting Of thy life's current ere I came: When suddenly I saw thee sicken, And weeping, hide thine anguished face, Revolted,…
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • …suffering and serving— was nevertheless a man who remained shrewd enough amid his slavery to know exactly what his devotion was worth, and would continue to be worth, to the slinking patient with the enchanting "Tartar slits"; and she could be constantly reminded of its worth, or so he told himself despite his suffering subjugation, by the behavior of Herr Settembrini, who only too openly confirmed her own suspicions by attitudes as dismissive toward her as humanistic courtesy allowed.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Then I donned a white prayer chad or "When one kneels in Islamic prayer, bending forward in subjugation to the will of Allah, the head is not supposed to touch any manmade object.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter

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