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  • The swelling subsided, but it's still painful.
    subsided = became less severe
  • Let's talk tomorrow when anger has subsided and we can think more clearly.
    subsided = become less intense
  • We had to wait for the noise to subside before we continue our conversation.
  • I couldn't think clearly until the pain subsided.
    subsided = became less severe
  • His voice subsided to a mutter.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
  • As the density subsided, the roll call of names limped through the ruptured streets, sometimes ending with an ash-filled embrace or a knelt-down howl of grief.   (source)
  • The swelling subsided, and the wound healed with time.   (source)
    subsided = became less severe (or went away entirely)
  • The dizziness has subsided and while my left ear is still deafened, I can hear a ringing in my right, which seems a good sign.   (source)
    subsided = become less severe (or perhaps stopped entirely)
  • After a while, the squall began to subside and the thunderclouds scudded away from the center of town.   (source)
    subside = become less intense
  • Several days later, when the symptoms subsided, he and Phil were again taken to the porch and again injected, this time with more solution.   (source)
    subsided = become less severe
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  • When the hubbub had subsided, Professor McGonagall said, "Professor Sprout has informed me that the Mandrakes are ready for cutting at last."   (source)
    subsided = quieted
  • "Everyone had access to memories. It was chaos," he said. "They really suffered for a while. Finally it subsided as the memories were assimilated. But it certainly made them aware of how they need a Receiver to contain all that pain."   (source)
    subsided = become less severe
  • Then leaf subsides to leaf.   (source)
    subsides = becomes less intense, less severe, or less active -- perhaps goes away entirely
  • He huffed at the dirt, then flopped on his belly and subsided.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
  • His nervousness had subsided months earlier; he knew he no longer had control over his destiny.   (source)
    subsided = become less intense
  • He waits until his breathing subsides, then slowly rolls off the bed, trying not to wake his wife.   (source)
    subsides = becomes less intense
  • "I thought for a moment—" Aunt Beast started, then subsided, sighing. "No. It's not clear enough."   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
  • My heat rash had flared in July and hadn't subsided.   (source)
    subsided = become less severe
  • Mayella's hostility, which had subsided to grudging neutrality, flared again.   (source)
    subsided = become less severe (or perhaps stopped entirely)
  • Gradually the noise in the room, which had revived when the three of them came in, subsided again.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
  • People made way for him on all sides and the noise subsided.   (source)
    subsided = quieted
  • After the temper subsides and one has a moment to calmly reflect, it isn't uncommon for declarations shouted in a fit of rage to strike one as untrue, and because they may have been hurtful to family, friends, lovers, husbands, or wives, one wishes them unsaid.   (source)
    subsides = becomes less intense
  • Montag did not look back at his wife as he went trembling along the hall to the kitchen, where he stood a long time watching the rain hit the windows before he came back down the hall in the gray light, waiting for the tremble to subside.   (source)
    subside = go away
  • His cough subsided immediately.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
  • When the gales had finally subsided, he shook his index finger.   (source)
  • The pain had subsided some from yesterday, but he shrank from the thought of walking.   (source)
    subsided = become less severe
  • Up above we could still hear the screaming, but the gunfire subsided.   (source)
    subsided = became less active (or perhaps stopped entirely)
  • When the rains subsided, and the raft landed, the man and his family were the only ones alive.   (source)
    subsided = ended
  • He had grown fatter, his varicose ulcer had subsided, leaving only a brown stain on the skin above his ankle, his fits of coughing in the early morning had stopped.   (source)
    subsided = become less severe
  • After that, the storm subsided, and succeeding high water marks are considerably lower.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
  • He subsided, grumbling to himself, threatening the future cats which might dare to disturb the future rabbits.   (source)
  • Lenina sat, listening to the footsteps in the other room, wondering, as she listened, how long he was likely to go tramping up and down like that; whether she would have to wait until he left the flat; or if it would be safe, after allowing his madness a reasonable time to subside, to open the bathroom door and make a dash for it.   (source)
    subside = become less intense
  • My excitement subsides, I wait cautiously until the first rocket goes up.   (source)
    subsides = becomes less intense
  • The moans of the little patient subsided; its convulsive tossings gradually ceased; and in a few moments, as is the custom of young children after relief from pain, it sank into a profound and dewy slumber.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense, less severe, or less active -- perhaps went away entirely
  • It is enough that by degrees the children and their emotions got out of the parlour, and by one stair at a time, up to the top of the house; where they went to bed, and so subsided.   (source)
    subsided = stopped being noisy and active
  • When at last the clanking subsided, I resumed the trowel, and finished without interruption the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh tier.   (source)
    subsided = stopped or became less severe
  • I was even accustomed to make an irruption into some houses, where I was well entertained, and after learning the kernels and very last sieveful of news—what had subsided, the prospects of war and peace, and whether the world was likely to hold together much longer—I was let out through the rear avenues, and so escaped to the woods again.   (source)
    subsided = decreased in interest
  • For the present the danger was over, and Fanny's sick feelings subsided; but when tea was soon afterwards brought in, and Sir Thomas, getting up, said that he found that he could not be any longer in the house without just looking into his own dear room, every agitation was returning.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
  • The sound of his blood drowned all else and then subsided.   (source)
    subsided = became less severe (or went away)
  • Sandy murmured something about baseball and subsided.   (source)
    subsided = quieted
  • But when the memory glimpses subsided, he was left with the gnawing, painful emptiness.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
  • She subsided with an exasperated grumble.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense, less severe, or less active -- perhaps went away entirely
  • A second later it subsided, only to be replaced by another.   (source)
  • The Chief Elder waited until the uneasy applause subsided.   (source)
    subsided = stopped or became less active
  • At last the immediacy of the kill subsided.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense (was felt less)
  • After a moment the pain subsided to a dull throbbing.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense, less severe, or less active -- perhaps went away entirely
  • "Indeed," she said after her fit subsided.   (source)
    subsided = went away
  • Pollard and Marcela arrived at the end of the catwalk, and the cheering subsided.   (source)
    subsided = quieted
  • Some minutes later, the angry breeze subsided and Eragon again heard the priest:   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
  • As the throbbing subsided, he gazed across the lake.   (source)
    subsided = became less severe
  • This is hard because the effects of the concussion she gave me haven't completely subsided and my thoughts still have a tendency to jumble together.   (source)
    subsided = gone away
  • Maeiam was relieved when the fighting subsided again, mostly because they no longer had to be cooped up with Rasheed, with his sour temper infecting the household.   (source)
    subsided = became less active (or perhaps stopped entirely)
  • At the moment, the tempestuous quarrels have subsided; only Dussel and the van Daans are still at loggerheads.   (source)
    subsided = become less intense
  • Here Judge Taylor glanced sharply at the witness and must have decided his speculations devoid of evil intent, for he subsided sleepily.   (source)
    subsided = became less severe
  • And when finally they set the structure to burn the books, using the, firemen, I grunted a few times and subsided, for there were no others grunting or yelling with me, by then.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense, less severe, or less active -- perhaps went away entirely
  • When the headaches struck, the general went to his room, undressed, turned off the light, locked the door, and didn't come out until the pain subsided.   (source)
  • When all the egwugwu had sat down and the sound of the many tiny bells and rattles on their bodies had subsided, Evil Forest addressed the two groups of people facing them.   (source)
    subsided = quieted
  •   "Mmrs. Whattsitt," came Mrs Which's voice severely, "jusstt beccause yyou arre verry youngg iss nno exxcuse forr tallkingg tooo muchh."
      Mrs Whatsit looked hurt, but she subsided.   (source)
  • Whenever one of these ancient men appeared in the crowd to dance unsteadily the funeral steps of the tribe, younger men gave way and the tumult subsided.   (source)
    subsided = become less intense
  • Then, at the end of the afternoon; the mirage subsided and the horizon became level and blue and clipped as the sun declined.   (source)
    subsided = went away
  • The meeting subsided.   (source)
    subsided = became less noisy (with everyone talking at once)
  • The wind subsided to a gentle breeze.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
  • The laughter subsided immediately.   (source)
    subsided = quieted
  • She lay as still as possible until the pain subsided from absolute torture to just horrible throbbing.   (source)
    subsided = became less severe
  • After a minute, Carn uttered a number of words in the ancient language, and a few seconds later, the pain in Roran's leg subsided to a dull ache.   (source)
  • When the Varden's outpouring of excitement had subsided, King Orrin greeted Eragon and Arya as Nasuada had.   (source)
    subsided = quieted
  • His mirth subsiding, Orik said, "If we move against you or Az Sweldn rak Anhuin, you will consider it an act of war, Vermund?"   (source)
    subsiding = becoming less intense
  • The butcher's ramblings subsided, and in the intervening silence, Eragon placed his hand on Sloan's upper arm.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
  • "I can, and I must!" said Nasuada with such authority, Katrina held her tongue and waited to hear Nasuada's explanation, although Roran could tell that her anger had not subsided.   (source)
    subsided = become less intense
  • When her weeping subsided, he whispered in her ear, "I would rather lose an arm than be parted from you, but I would rather die than allow anyone to hurt you … or our child."   (source)
    subsided = quieted
  • When the noise and the pain had subsided, he lowered his hands and staggered to his feet, clenching his teeth as his injuries announced their presence with a myriad of unpleasant sensations.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
  • As Eragon accepted his mug, he noted that her earlier anger seemed to have subsided, and he wondered if she had been listening outside to what Jeod had said about her.   (source)
  • Still grumbling, she subsided into mental deliberations that were incomprehensible to Eragon, then said, "Well, I may have a solution, but I warn you, I shall not continue if I am unable to maintain my usual level of craftsmanship."   (source)
    subsided = quieted
  • The red dragon's snarl had subsided to a faint warning curl of his upper lip, and in his sparkling crimson eyes appeared a vast, puzzled sadness, as if he hoped Saphira or Eragon might know why he had been brought into the world merely so Galbatorix could enslave him, abuse him, and force him to destroy other beings' lives.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
  • I took a pill and it will make the trembling in my hand subside.
    subside = become less active (or perhaps go away entirely)
  • Candy subsided.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
  • "Surely Himmelstoss was a very different fellow as a postman," say I, after Albert's disappointment has subsided.   (source)
  • As he crossed the threshold he was met by old Lisabetta, who smirked and smiled, and was evidently desirous to attract his attention; vainly, however, as the ebullition of his feelings had momentarily subsided into a cold and dull vacuity.   (source)
    subsided = quieted
  • When no longer called upon to speak or listen—either of which operations cost him an evident effort—his face would briefly subside into its former not uncheerful quietude.   (source)
    subside = become less intense
  • "He has but increased the debt!" answered the physician, and as he proceeded, his manner lost its fiercer characteristics, and subsided into gloom.   (source)
    subsided = became less intense
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  • The flood waters have subsided.
    subsided = settled to a lower level
  • The deeper the tunnel, the less chance of subsidence on the surface.   (source)
    subsidence = the gradual sinking or settling of land to a lower level
  • They'd made it to the roof, waiting there with dozens of other people until the water subsided.   (source)
    subsided = settled to a lower level
  • He probably surmised that if he bided his time until August, the Teklanika would subside enough to be crossed.   (source)
    subside = settle to a lower level
  • After a minute, the roiling water subsided, and Rhunon withdrew the now pearl-gray sword.   (source)
    subsided = settled to a lower level
  • When the wall of seawater subsided, the three Romans were in the bay, spluttering and frantically trying to stay afloat in their armor.   (source)
  • Subsiding onto his seat Mr. Blore thought to himself: "He's nearer the day of judgment than I am!"   (source)
    subsiding = settling
  • All my efforts subside like froth into the one desire to be able just to stay lying there.   (source)
    subside = settle
  • Probably there were subsidences of the outer crust, when a portion of the sedimentary deposits was carried down sudden openings.   (source)
    subsidences = settling to a lower level
  • When this bar is gradually increased by storms, tides, or currents, or there is a subsidence of the waters, so that it reaches to the surface, that which was at first but an inclination in the shore in which a thought was harbored becomes an individual lake, cut off from the ocean, wherein the thought secures its own conditions—changes, perhaps, from salt to fresh, becomes a sweet sea, dead sea, or a marsh.   (source)
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  • All about the pool into which the water subsided grew various plants, that seemed to require a plentiful supply of moisture for the nourishment of gigantic leaves, and in some instances, flowers gorgeously magnificent.   (source)
    subsided = settled to a lower level
  • The mud subsides when the waters become calm.
    subsides = sinks or settles to a lower level
  • The building is subsiding because the soil is shrinking from the drought.
    subsiding = sinking or settling to a lower level
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  • When everyone had taken a swig of antidote and the various swellings had subsided, Snape swept over to Goyle's cauldron and scooped out the twisted black remains of the firework.†   (source)
  • "Good to take the weight off my feet," she said as she subsided into the booth across from me.†   (source)
  • The joyous cry subsided.†   (source)
  • Lale takes the hits until they subside.†   (source)
  • When his dizziness had subsided, he took his torn coat by his fingertips and threw it in the trash, then stumbled up the stairs.†   (source)
  • The rain began to subside as Wes approached Levy's house.†   (source)
  • "Hey, Aech," I said, once our laughter subsided.†   (source)
  • She'd only seen him once since the operation, and that was coming out of the hospital, before the swelling had subsided.†   (source)
  • He knelt in the dry leaves and ash with the blanket wrapped about his shoulders and after a while the coughing began to subside.†   (source)
  • The strikes of electricity subsided as quickly as they had begun.†   (source)
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  • At the sight of him, the panic had begun to subside.†   (source)
  • Not until the flames began to subside did his manic laughter fade.†   (source)
  • The waves of blankness began to subside.†   (source)
  • As we drew nearer to town, the chatter subsided and finally stopped.†   (source)
  • The quarreling subsided for a moment.†   (source)
  • The water was subsiding.†   (source)
  • Even with a special treat like that, my raging appetite didn't subside.†   (source)
  • The pains we felt from our feet subsided on the fourth night.†   (source)
  • Only gradually did the Baby Jesus, unclench his fists; only slowly did the Christ Child's erection subside.†   (source)
  • Werner is seized with a sudden and foreboding dread, but then Hauptmann looks back at him, and the feeling subsides.†   (source)
  • The dogs lunged, sniffed at it eagerly, then subsided, disappointed again.†   (source)
  • He waits for the fit to subside.†   (source)
  • As the fever subsided, I began to feel better, but Grandma said I should stay home a few more days to make sure I was completely well.†   (source)
  • They sat in silence for a while, and Lola's shivering began to subside.†   (source)
  • But the pressure quickly subsided back to 1 atm.†   (source)
  • As the summer progressed, the pain subsided; the cast got dirty; and by the time school started in the fall, the cast was off; and he was back running with his friends.†   (source)
  • But when the body failed to come alive and scar my mind forever by breaking the glass and going for my jugular, my initial panic subsided.†   (source)
  • The inflammation in her belly and the pain in her breasts began to subside.†   (source)
  • Cersei subsided, cold with anger, and Robert turned back to Ned.†   (source)
  • Kai's voice over the tumult in her ears made her realize that the pain was subsiding.†   (source)
  • For ten seconds he held my arm, and then I felt the anger subside.†   (source)
  • I closed my eyes for a few minutes while my head alternately pounded and subsided.†   (source)
  • The echo of the final hammer on his skull died slowly away into the black cavern where Faber waited for the echoes to subside.†   (source)
  • After a length of time which he made no attempt to judge, he sensed a slight subsidence in their speed and some while later became aware that they were gradually gliding to a gentle halt.†   (source)
  • We kiss for several minutes until the tension in him slowly begins to subside.†   (source)
  • After the retching subsided, he hunkered motionless on his hands and knees for several minutes half out of the tent.†   (source)
  • Still, the dizziness does not subside.†   (source)
  • When the panic had subsided, Dart understood that the brittle jangling of the spiders' legs had not been part of the dream.†   (source)
  • "You're funny," he says after our laughter subsides.†   (source)
  • Danny smiled, puzzled, and at last the storm subsided by fits and starts.†   (source)
  • She let go and it subsided, somewhat wrinkled at first but then settling back on her bones, looking perfectly normal.†   (source)
  • The pain was subsiding.†   (source)
  • Once the gunfire subsided, I glanced over the roof and looked to see where the shots had come from.†   (source)
  • Gradually, as the weeks passed and the terror of going to school subsided, I began to notice something about my mother, that she looked nothing like the other kids' mothers.†   (source)
  • The contraction subsided.†   (source)
  • The dust storm obscured the view for a moment and when the winds subsided the vision was gone.†   (source)
  • I felt my consciousness slipping as the pain subsided.†   (source)
  • Olmsted watched, deadpan, as he listened to a roaring in his ears that would not subside.†   (source)
  • When the applause subsided, Bailey spoke softly, as if reluctant to get in her way.†   (source)
  • Betsie had put on the blue sweater beneath her long-sleeved dress and wedged now between me and the others, her shivering gradually subsided, and she was asleep.†   (source)
  • The sound of gunfire subsided.†   (source)
  • He subsided.†   (source)
  • The noise upstairs subsides.†   (source)
  • In most cases, severe abdominal cramps are followed by watery, then bloody, diarrhea that subsides within a week or so.†   (source)
  • The barracks roar had subsided.†   (source)
  • Gradually, the ripples subsided, leaving the woman hovering limp over the huge sea creature.†   (source)
  • He subsided.†   (source)
  • Our flat was on the third floor, a location which had its advantages: on summer nights the dust and the street smells subsided and refreshing air came in through our open windows from above, carrying the moisture that rose from the river Vistula.†   (source)
  • He wanted to believe her and slowly some of his rage began to subside.†   (source)
  • The boy's rocking slowed but did not entirely subside.†   (source)
  • He scoots up in his seat as the last note is struck, and before the sound subsides completely, he unleashes a lone "Bravo!"†   (source)
  • The pain is already subsiding.†   (source)
  • And when I picture his mind, I hear my name as a shy crystal ping that occurs once, maybe twice, a day and quickly subsides.†   (source)
  • They foamed slightly, subsided.†   (source)
  • When the laughter subsides, I say, "Well, anyway —" but the laughter starts all over again.†   (source)
  • But gradually her rebellion against tranquillity subsided.†   (source)
  • But much as she enjoyed their chats and the improved mood between them, they rarely touched, and her desire to be touched by him, long subsided, did not flicker back into flame.†   (source)
  • When my coughing had subsided, he went on, "The gringos are flirting with another group now" That was hopeful news.†   (source)
  • The cops let him regain his balance, and the ache in his head gradually subsided as they waited for the paramedics.†   (source)
  • The front legs of his chair came down with a bang, and he subsided into chuckles.†   (source)
  • It had taken almost that whole month for Berger's fury to subside.†   (source)
  • Once we settled into Block 28 that ache I'd felt since soon after we arrived at Manzanar subsided.†   (source)
  • But the jumble subsides, and the original image returns.†   (source)
  • The medical profession at that time called them "stomach pains" and felt the best cure was coffee dolloped with brandy twice a day until the pains subsided.†   (source)
  • Once her anguish had subsided, Mrs. Hickock expressed a need to confide.†   (source)
  • The diagnosis was vague, but apparently correct, for after many weeks the pain began to subside.†   (source)
  • It'll subside soon.†   (source)
  • She subsided.†   (source)
  • "It's we who should thank-" began Milo, when the shouting had subsided, but, before he could finish, they had unrolled an enormous scroll.†   (source)
  • The dust subsides and August reappears, shouting and waving his arms.†   (source)
  • For the rest of the afternoon Scanlon and Martini and I ridiculed what Scanlon called that crummy sideshow fake lying there on the Gurney, but as the hours passed and the swelling began subsiding around the eyes I saw more and more guys strolling over to look at the figure.†   (source)
  • For reasons that are not clear, the outbreak subsided, and the virus vanished.†   (source)
  • A sharp pain, which subsided in a wave as the milk came.†   (source)
  • A ripple spread outward in subsiding circles, breaking both the reflections and the transparency.†   (source)
  • His cough has subsided.†   (source)
  • Instantly, his gagging and coughing subsided.†   (source)
  • I just sat there holding the phone, as the crying subsided to sniffling, then to hiccuping, then stopped altogether.†   (source)
  • The convulsion of rage subsided in the old man with almost comical suddenness.†   (source)
  • Like those other writers, I figured I'd have to wait until the pain subsided and left the words behind.†   (source)
  • With a bad wound, the moment indifference took over, life began to subside.†   (source)
  • As the water subsided, grooms combed the town for the freed horses.†   (source)
  • Their fear subsiding, they complied.†   (source)
  • And then the violent tremors subside.†   (source)
  • Once the laughter subsided and people stopped shouting "Leroy Brown!"†   (source)
  • The storm had subsided, and I wanted just to sit there, watching her sleep, staring at her as I stared at my roses.†   (source)
  • I said, my panic subsiding.†   (source)
  • When my hysterics subside, he takes the vodka-laden towel from me and goes back into the kitchen.†   (source)
  • The noise subsided.†   (source)
  • John's earlier panic had subsided into a feverish slumber, interrupted only by occasional shakes of his limbs.†   (source)
  • The flashing sweat on my neck began to subside.†   (source)
  • 'It makes no difference to anyone else,' I said to him, the fear in me subsiding.†   (source)
  • Rojas took care of me until my fever had subsided, my hand began to heal, and I returned to my senses; after that he had no more excuses to keep me there.†   (source)
  • In time the gale began to subside, and the danger passed.†   (source)
  • The code blue excitement subsides, and Mr. Momen, an Iranian immigrant with a thick accent, closes the classroom door.†   (source)
  • Vlad glared at D'Ablo, the burning sensation within him finally subsiding.†   (source)
  • The migraine began to subside as I kicked my Converses across the room.†   (source)
  • The first runoff was just subsiding in the river.†   (source)
  • The moment it said its yes aloud, the moment it tried to take an active part in the love scene, the excitement would subside.†   (source)
  • "Thanks," I say, my whole body subsiding in relief.†   (source)
  • The anger I felt obliged to have had subsided.†   (source)
  • By the time our nine P.M. slot rolls around, the rain has subsided to a soft mist that seems to dance in the late summer twilight.†   (source)
  • I took the ball out of the glove, held it in my right hand, and turned around for a moment to look out at the field and let the pain in my wrist subside.†   (source)
  • He said their man Lonny Clark had a rough night; the infection would not subside; the doctors were more concerned than the day before; and, most important, he was not receiving visitors.†   (source)
  • The rash that had appeared over a week earlier had subsided, but now it was making a comeback.†   (source)
  • I subsided from the very small amount of movement I had managed.†   (source)
  • He let his anger subside again.†   (source)
  • On November 25, after the rains subsided, Cornwallis and an army now numbering 10,000 set off, determined to catch Washington, Cornwallis said, as a hunter bags a fox.†   (source)
  • This time it held, until the anger subsided to a low boil, which is about normal.†   (source)
  • Atkinson reached down, snapped on his scrambler, and waited until the spiraling sounds of the pre-interceptor subsided.†   (source)
  • Elinor said nothing at first, but as my sobs subsided, she began to whisper.†   (source)
  • And when she felt the quaking subside, she slid her face through the pressing wetness and found his mouth.†   (source)
  • Once the first pain subsided, it was as if a rainstorm were falling between her legs, flooding her entire body.†   (source)
  • Quickly the flames subsided, and Lisa said, "Yeah, sure, it sounded melodramatic.†   (source)
  • We subsided, and waited.†   (source)
  • He banged hard and for a long time before the screaming subsided.†   (source)
  • The fire did not subside.†   (source)
  • The bleeding subsided, leaving her able to fly, along with my siblings, to Manila.†   (source)
  • He studied the phrase as the pain in his head subsided.†   (source)
  • The pain was subsiding, translated now into a dull spreading ache.†   (source)
  • He'd fall to the ground curling up over his wounded toes, struggling not to cry, and then would get up and go on, hurrying after the others, sniffling until the pain subsided.†   (source)
  • The movement and noise of the crowd were subsiding.†   (source)
  • Suddenly she giggles insanely, subsides.†   (source)
  • The only result was that the horse broke into a kind of pretence of a trot for five or six paces and then subsided into a walk again.†   (source)
  • As the panic subsided, she sent him a mild glance.†   (source)
  • When the coughing subsided, Grandpa started to drift away again, but she called him back.†   (source)
  • It would take a few days for my petulance to subside.†   (source)
  • Lalla had been so involved with the joke—buying the kid that morning and finding a big enough pot—that she had forgotten about the real dinner and there was nothing to eat once the shock and laughter had subsided.†   (source)
  • Tappan waited, smiling, until the yelling subsided.†   (source)
  • Your withdrawal symptoms have mostly subsided and your vitals are good.†   (source)
  • I think John Kwang would be a man to keep his boys close, keep May even closer, that he would collect the four of them in one shut-away room and have them sleep and eat and bathe all together until the tempests subsided.†   (source)
  • After the ringing in his ears subsided he listened for breathing or the flow of blood.†   (source)
  • But my anger had subsided, and I'd convinced myself that what she'd agreed to was more than enough.†   (source)
  • The crying subsided as I continued to twist the door knob.†   (source)
  • He waited for it to subside before continuing.†   (source)
  • "I'm going to let that subside for a bit," Nathan said.†   (source)
  • She was with him again, a heartbeat unbroken where time subsided into dawn, and the sunset gave way to the stars, wheeling across the night.†   (source)
  • He sat straight until the slipping feeling subsided.†   (source)
  • When the wars subsided, the fort was decommissioned and Lieutenant Peyton was assigned to sea duty.†   (source)
  • The tumult suddenly subsided as the world realized that it had lost the only man through whom the Overlords, for their own strange reasons, would speak to Earth.†   (source)
  • During this interruption in our trip—a stop which lasted only fifteen minutes or so—I subsided into a remarkable tranquillity and found myself taking hopeful stock of the future.†   (source)
  • HELEN'S kicking has subsided, and when from the floor her hand finds ANNIE'S chair empty she pauses.†   (source)
  • They were everywhere, flashing on the slow, horizontal move, on the upswings, rising and subsiding in the soundless dark.†   (source)
  • He kept his seat and it began to subside.†   (source)
  • The skylarking subsided.†   (source)
  • Indeed all subsides.†   (source)
  • Waits for the crowd's reaction to subside.†   (source)
  • The feeling of pain from my burns began to subside.†   (source)
  • When the shouting subsided, I crept back to the door.†   (source)
  • The first days without Yvette, the first days of solitude, subsiding excitement and clear vision, were always a relief.†   (source)
  • Suddenly something burst into motion right under his nose--a bat, he thought as his alarm subsided--or perhaps some kind of bird.†   (source)
  • The hog ran under the house and subsided, panting, but the child screamed for five minutes.†   (source)
  • The storm was subsiding, moving away.†   (source)
  • It's all so worrying…… " The laughter subsided.†   (source)
  • We ventured out again when the waters had subsided a little, taking with us as before two rupees.†   (source)
  • A Congressman later recalled that "Some of the members of the House near me grew pale and sick under the burden of suspense"; and Ross noted that there was even "a subsidence of the shuffling of feet, the rustling of silks, the fluttering of fans, and of conversation."†   (source)
  • The hatred subsided into the turbulence to be replaced by a wave of hot desire.†   (source)
  • And he would subside, shaking all over, into his chair.†   (source)
  • Zeitoun and Frank sat still, gripping either side until the waves subsided.†   (source)
  • Ian hissed fiercely, and Hezekiah subsided.†   (source)
  • Thalia must've been feeling something similar, because the anger in her eyes subsided a little bit.†   (source)
  • The man's screams subsided, but dry sobs echoed through the corridor.†   (source)
  • "Don't worry about it," she said, her merriment at his expense finally subsiding.†   (source)
  • He blinked, and the pain behind his eyes subsided.†   (source)
  • The thunder subsided, rumbling back and forth across the sky, searching for someplace else to go.†   (source)
  • My guilt slowly subsided as I looked into her dark eyes.†   (source)
  • His anger was subsiding but he could still feel the burning in his cheeks.†   (source)
  • The murmur subsided as it occurred to them that this was it and they were missing it.†   (source)
  • Finally, there were fewer hands and faces on the car windows, and the noises subsided.†   (source)
  • He jumped up and yelled, "Whoo-whoo!" before subsiding in embarrassment.†   (source)
  • Then the dizziness subsides and I think of Hana.†   (source)
  • The flames had dimmed, and in most places had subsided to sullen coals.†   (source)
  • Now that the chaos in society was finally subsiding, the demands on cadres were also changing.†   (source)
  • Minutes or hours later, when the panic subsides, that is what I most regret.†   (source)
  • After opening his mouth once or twice more, Dudley subsided into scarlet-faced silence.†   (source)
  • She whispered something in Egyptian, and the pain slowly subsided.†   (source)
  • Jace subsided instantly, sinking back into the chair.†   (source)
  • Gradually, the gonglike reverberations in her head subsided, and her ears stopped ringing.†   (source)
  • When the lightning subsided, I saw that Anorak was no longer dressed in his black wizard's robes.†   (source)
  • As soon as I'm resting, the throbbing in my head subsides.†   (source)
  • Jace subsided, but his eyes were still glittering.†   (source)
  • My whole body tensed as if I were bracing for a hit, and the electrical feeling subsided.†   (source)
  • Alexandra walked behind her, muffling the keys with coffee until they subsided to a gentle hum.†   (source)
  • But as Connor's name was called, Max's fears subsided.†   (source)
  • The rain had subsided, returning to a mistlike drizzle.†   (source)
  • Zoltan shifted restlessly, seemed about to speak, subsided.†   (source)
  • Slowly, the drumming in his temples subsided and the muscles in his neck uncoiled.†   (source)
  • As the feeling finally subsided, I forced myself to look beneath the car.†   (source)
  • She held on to the edge of the bed for a long moment until the pain subsided.†   (source)
  • Most of the pain in her body had subsided to a dull, throbbing ache.†   (source)
  • The static subsided and the voice could be heard.†   (source)
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