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Definition less important or subservient; or to rank as such
  • Alongside this culture, various religious cultures with their respective rights can coexist, on condition (and to the degree) that they respect the criteria of the Enlightenment culture and subordinate themselves to it. This Enlightenment culture is substantially defined by the rights to liberty.
    Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)  --  Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures
  • After consulting a tree to ascertain from its lichen which way was south, and taking no lip from the subordinates who ventured to correct him, Colonel Maycomb set out on a purposeful journey to rout the enemy and entangled his troops so far northwest in the forest primeval that they were eventually rescued by settlers moving inland.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • subordinates = people of lower rank
  • And it does credit to man as well, who is deemed capable of subordinating his lower nature to his higher...
    Roger Kimball  --  Institutionalizing our demise: America vs. multiculturalism  -- (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • These failings are connected with but subordinate to the failure to educate good citizens.
    Christopher Flannery  --  Educating Citizens  -- (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • But he's also being deceived by the man from the country as he's this man's subordinate and doesn't know it.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • Wennerström's lawyer was able to prove that the photograph of Wennerström's subordinate and the Ustashe leader was a montage of two different images."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • We talked with your subordinate, Sangirgonio.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • It is wrong insofar as it holds that one only and binding and lifelong order is possible for the multiplicity of subordinate selves.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Knowledge was the highest good, truth the supreme value; all the rest was secondary and subordinate.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Individual's interest is subordinate to the organization's interest.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • These schools were not rivals; they were subordinates.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • But never until now was he known to have berated a subordinate, and his regret over the outburst was considerable.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • VLADIMIR: And that we should subordinate our good offices to certain conditions?
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • From the beginning, then, everything was subordinate to the cause of Union.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • Just then the jailer came in with some subordinates, and commanded that the prisoners be conducted to the jail-yard.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Everything is subordinate to some great law of nature.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • She doesn't even pretend to be subordinate to her husband.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Max approached them, expecting Sudri or his subordinates to hand him the weapon he was to use, as had become the custom.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • He always tried to get subordinates who were smarter than he was to handle his various affairs.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • But he cannot escape the dynamic dictated to him by his culture in which subordinates must respect the dictates of their superiors.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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