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Definition consent reluctantly; or suffer defeat
  • Everyone insisted she attend and she finally succumbed.
succumbed = consent reluctantly; or suffer defeat
  • She predicted that 40% of Atlantic salmon would succumb to the disease.
  • succumb = suffer defeat (die from)
  • They had less than a month left before they succumbed to old very old age.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Perhaps he was in danger of acting from obstinacy; perhaps it was his duty to succumb.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Unfortunately, Fidel had many health problems, and at fifty-nine years old he succumbed to a heart attack and joined his mother and father in heaven.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Four more Urgals succumbed to Zar'roc's thirsty bite, then Murtagh rode up beside Eragon, driving the press of Urgals backward.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Clayton had to force himself not to succumb to panic.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • I guess that's why, when he inevitably succumbed to his most shocking injuries, they had accorded him that barbaric tribal finale.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • I think the prospect of many healthy years reunited with his son gnawed at his mind until he succumbed at last.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Fay and Jane succumbed to an exhaustion that manifested itself the moment relaxation set in, and they, too, fell asleep.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • Only you can shoot it without succumbing to the disease.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • He rose and moved about with a painful effort, succumbing now and again to attacks of nausea.
    Willa Cather  --  Paul's Case
  • If he had been armed I am sure he would have leaped across the table and we would have grappled on the floor until either he or I had succumbed.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Thus far I had succumbed supinely to this imperious domination.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  William Wilson
  • You succumbed to flattery and vanity.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Some girls die or suffer lifelong injuries, but there is no data; a girl who dies after being cut is usually said to have succumbed to malaria.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Four days ago, one of the king's own squires had succumbed to cold and hunger, a boy named Bryen Farring who'd been kin to Ser Godry.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The scout that Bernie Kosar is choking finally succumbs to death and bursts into a heap of ash covering the dog's face.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • In the past, there were many children who never survived—they succumbed to various diseases.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • In the end the red weed succumbed almost as quickly as it had spread.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds

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