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subdue as a verb as in: subdued the opposition

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  • The government subdued the uprising.
    subdued = put down or brought it under control
  • My instinct was to worship, to venerate. That was how I felt toward the whole city: that it should be behind glass, adored from a distance, never touched, never altered. My companions moved through the city differently, aware of its significance but not subdued by it.   (source)
    subdued = made quiet
  • At school that day everyone was subdued, even those who had opposed Benazir.   (source)
    subdued = quiet (of low intensity)
  • "Ladies and gentlemen," one of the guards called, "the rebels have been subdued."   (source)
    subdued = brought under control
  • The furnace purred like a great, sleepy animal; the lights glowed with steady radiance; outside, alone in the dark, the wind still battered against the house, but the angry power that had frightened Meg while she was alone in the attic was subdued by the familiar comfort of the kitchen.   (source)
    subdued = overcome
  • Subdued, I fixed my attention upon Reverend Sykes, who seemed to be waiting for me to settle down.   (source)
    subdued = under control
  • It took less than forty-eight hours to subdue the city.   (source)
    subdue = defeat and bring under control
  • Those who were aware that a ship had passed the island while the fire was out were subdued by the thought of Ralph's anger; while those, including the littluns who did not know, were impressed by the general air of solemnity.   (source)
    subdued = made quiet
  • Across the subdued children's heads Kit and Mercy faced their two visitors, Mr. Eleazer Kimberley, the schoolmaster, and the Reverend John Woodbridge.   (source)
    subdued = brought under control
  • The generals would have known better how to subdue a raging jabberwock than a mourning child.   (source)
    subdue = get under control
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  • Slim gazed at him for a moment and then looked down at his hands; he subdued one hand with the other, and held it down.   (source)
    subdued = brought under control
  • The life that has borne me through these years is still in my hands and my eyes. Whether I have subdued it, I know not. But so long as it is there it will seek its own way out, heedless of the will that is within me.   (source)
    subdued = calmed (brought under control)
  • When her old self can be manifest without any controlling force subduing or restraining her, or inciting her to action.   (source)
    subduing = bringing under control
  • "Is the world, then, so narrow?" exclaimed Hester Prynne, fixing her deep eyes on the minister's, and instinctively exercising a magnetic power over a spirit so shattered and subdued that it could hardly hold itself erect.   (source)
    subdued = quieted (left without intensity or strength)
  • They elevated me from all littleness of feeling, and although they did not remove my grief, they subdued and tranquillized it.   (source)
    subdued = made less intense
  • Just something to subdue this confusion.†   (source)
  • A group of men would figure out how to overpower the Bird, who was quite fit and would be difficult to subdue.†   (source)
  • His idea of Latin was Caesar subduing the Gauls and crossing the Rubicon, alea iacta est; and, after that, selections from Virgil's Aeneid — he was fond of the suicide of Dido — or from C)vid's Metamorphoses, the parts where unpleasant things were done by the gods to various young women.†   (source)
  • Graceful and unhurried, as if unaware of the chaos around them, they set about subduing the panicking Smokies.†   (source)
  • They worry that if a person gets upset or becomes violent, being uncuffed will make him or her harder to subdue.†   (source)
  • They walked three times around the lake, trying all the way to think of a simple spell that would subdue a dragon.†   (source)
  • It made him think he had to subdue me.†   (source)
  • It took three men to subdue him.†   (source)
  • He trembled with the desire to conquer and subdue.†   (source)
  • Mama Elena took comfort in the hope that she had finally managed to subdue her youngest daughter.†   (source)
  • If they could do something only Beckendorf could do, if they could subdue the dragon without killing it, then maybe their curse would be lifted.†   (source)
  • Man's subliminal urge to destroy what he could neither subdue nor deify.†   (source)
  • Numbers would subdue even magic.†   (source)
  • Evening only strengthened the wind, instead of subduing it.†   (source)
  • I think his original plan was to subdue me and kidnap me and let it look like a runaway-wife thing, because when I wake up, he's just finished mopping the blood in the kitchen, and he's straightened the table of little antique ornaments that fell over when I ran to the kitchen.†   (source)
  • She attempts to subdue me by putting her hands on my shoulders, but I spin away from her.†   (source)
  • In the stands Leigh Anne Tuohy watched as two, then three, then four grown men tried to subdue Michael Oher, and then coax him into allowing them to examine his hand.†   (source)
  • She whispered something over the bones, and put them into a small pouch, not much different from the pouch she had given me to subdue the power of the locket.†   (source)
  • But my father needs permission only from the Saviour, who obviously is all in favor of subduing the untamed wilderness for a garden.†   (source)
  • It took us three days to subdue them, and even then we had to call in heavy air support to enable us to get out.†   (source)
  • The conductor and several male passengers tried to subdue him, but he shook them off and raced for the door.†   (source)
  • I gather it up and plait it into a long braid to subdue it.†   (source)
  • Iris rich voice effortlessly filled the house, seemed to fix and subdue the mounting wave of excitement.†   (source)
  • The Masked Avenger, and Flash Gordon, even one about Frank Buck, the man who went to Africa to catch wild animals and who could subdue lions and tigers just by staring at them.†   (source)
  • The troop struggled to subdue the overflowing crowd with their rifle butts.†   (source)
  • How simple it was to subdue the Bene Gesserit.†   (source)
  • With the help of an off-duty sanitation worker, Goetz managed to subdue one of his three attackers.†   (source)
  • Miss Violet tried to subdue him.†   (source)
  • But if people imagined that Bree's failed marriage would subdue her, they were wrong.†   (source)
  • Those humans who were aware of us before insertion are more difficult to subdue.†   (source)
  • Can't subdue my nausea.†   (source)
  • Dewey-and the majority of his colleagues, as well-favored the second hypothesis, which in many essentials followed the first, the important difference being that the killer was not alone but had an accomplice, who helped subdue the family, tape, and tie them.†   (source)
  • She was covered with mud, and in the wet, slick grass was proving hard to subdue.†   (source)
  • "How does she come to be here with a cap and apron on to-night?" pursued Stoddard, with an edge to his tone which he could not wholly subdue.†   (source)
  • She closed her eyes but could not subdue the welling sense of betrayal.†   (source)
  • Younger, stronger, far more muscular, he knew he could subdue Moody if it came to that, and Moody knew it too.†   (source)
  • I fear, Sam, that they believe your master has a deadly wound that will subdue him to their will.†   (source)
  • The box with the baits was under the stern of the skiff along with the club that was used to subdue the big fish when they were brought alongside.†   (source)
  • From this angle, they were obscured from the view of the officers who were mobilizing to subdue everyone.†   (source)
  • As Walt walked into the room to subdue the man, another man sat up from under some blankets.†   (source)
  • Do you know what it would take to subdue the earth?†   (source)
  • Should this be the case, since we have (I may say) all the naval stores of the nation in our hands, it will be easy to obtain the mastery of the seas, and then the united force of all Europe, will not be able to subdue us.†   (source)
  • And now by violence they lock us in—you and me, old man: subdue our vile unkingly violence.†   (source)
  • In her anguished state, I could not subdue or gainsay her, so I resolved to go with her.†   (source)
  • Frantically, Jason went through the agonizing process of relaying destination and credit card numbers, accompanied by the beeps and stutters of an overseas call to the Caribbean, and, finally, after subduing some idiot at the front desk of Tranquility Inn, got through to his brother-in-law.†   (source)
  • The hag had been terrified of-the small blond boy ever since her failed attempt to subdue and eat him the previous Halloween.†   (source)
  • If they will not see this, then they will attempt to subdue us by force....and we will fight back.†   (source)
  • The barbarian and Catti-brie fought hard to subdue their laughter.†   (source)
  • The larger ggeh depend solely on this notion, that the lessons of the culture will be stronger than a momentary lack, can subdue any individual weakness or want.†   (source)
  • They gave themselves, as the Indian did, to nature, not trying to subdue it, or pervert it, but to live with it.†   (source)
  • We haven't met Hairy Jack yet,' Rosalind told her, with subduing effect.†   (source)
  • They will tackle and subdue the assailant without fear for their own lives.†   (source)
  • Fellow officers who were trying to subdue him would never have considered waking up the English.†   (source)
  • The usurpers would abandon their advantage in the first State to subdue the opposition in others.†   (source)
  • Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the Earth, and subdue it!†   (source)
  • It not only reduces the pain but it subdues the nausea.†   (source)
  • There was no subduing Kali, as I well knew.†   (source)
  • Her arms pinning him with unexpected strength, she kissed him wildly, as if her mouth could subdue and mold and change him.†   (source)
  • A greater force might subdue it, but that is not the answer.†   (source)
  • and upon these words a sob leapt up through him which he could not subdue but could only hope to conceal.†   (source)
  • Perhaps if the American people more fully compre-hended the terrible pressures which discourage acts of political courage, which drive a Senator to abandon or subdue his conscience, then they might be less critical of those who take the easier road—and more appreciative of those still able to follow the path of courage.†   (source)
  • The fever was subdued; the fever had been his complaint; of course he would soon be well again.   (source)
    subdued = overcome (brought under control)
  • "Dost thou know thy mother now, child?", asked she, reproachfully, but with a subdued tone.   (source)
    subdued = quiet (of low intensity)
  • I had cast off all feeling, subdued all anguish, to riot in the excess of my despair.   (source)
    subdued = overcome
  • ...said she, with a smile; but it was a smile ill-suited to the conversation that had passed, a saucy playful smile, seeming to invite in order to subdue me; at least it appeared so to me.   (source)
    subdue = soften or overcome
  • Till she had shed many tears over this deception, Fanny could not subdue her agitation; and the dejection which followed could only be relieved by the influence of fervent prayers for his happiness.   (source)
    subdue = overcome (get under control)
  • She was the living spirit of love to soften and attract; I might have become sullen in my study, rought through the ardour of my nature, but that she was there to subdue me to a semblance of her own gentleness.   (source)
    subdue = soften (make less intense)
  • None knew—nor ever learned with the fulness of perfect certainty—whether the elf-child had gone thus untimely to a maiden grave; or whether her wild, rich nature had been softened and subdued and made capable of a woman's gentle happiness.   (source)
    subdued = calmed
  • His fine and lovely eyes were now lighted up with indignation, now subdued to downcast sorrow and quenched in infinite wretchedness.   (source)
    subdued = brought under control
  • She either sat in gloomy silence, wrapt in such gravity as nothing could subdue, no curiosity touch, no wit amuse; or allowing the attentions of Mr. Yates, was talking with forced gaiety to him alone, and ridiculing the acting of the others.   (source)
    subdue = overcome
  • Sometimes I have endeavoured to discover what quality it is which he possesses that elevates him so immeasurably above any other person I ever knew. I believe it to be an intuitive discernment, a quick but never-failing power of judgment, a penetration into the causes of things, unequalled for clearness and precision; add to this a facility of expression and a voice whose varied intonations are soul-subduing music.   (source)
    subduing = bringing under control
  • He saw Mrs. Rushworth, was received by her with a coldness which ought to have been repulsive, and have established apparent indifference between them for ever; but he was mortified, he could not bear to be thrown off by the woman whose smiles had been so wholly at his command: he must exert himself to subdue so proud a display of resentment; it was anger on Fanny's account; he must get the better of it, and make Mrs. Rushworth Maria Bertram again in her treatment of himself.   (source)
    subdue = overcome
  • Would he have deserved more, there can be no doubt that more would have been obtained, especially when that marriage had taken place, which would have given him the assistance of her conscience in subduing her first inclination, and brought them very often together.   (source)
    subduing = overcoming
  • When the carriages were really heard, when the guests began really to assemble, her own gaiety of heart was much subdued: the sight of so many strangers threw her back into herself; and besides the gravity and formality of the first great circle, which the manners of neither Sir Thomas nor Lady Bertram were of a kind to do away, she found herself occasionally called on to endure something worse.   (source)
    subdued = made quiet
  • The only way to subdue this suit is to wear more, possibly all my clothing at once.†   (source)
  • She found it increasingly difficult to subdue her terror at the overpowering strangeness in Paul.†   (source)
  • I got out and walked very slowly behind the truck, to subdue my panic.†   (source)
  • My father had to use a number of spells to subdue me.†   (source)
  • He will subdue this woman if he sees her gain control of you.†   (source)
  • "How did your father subdue you?" said Dumbledore.†   (source)
  • Unless you can subdue her, the rift between Greek and Roman can never be healed.†   (source)
  • Their combined might even allowed them to subdue Arya on two separate occasions.†   (source)
  • It had taken Jamous and his remaining men four hours to subdue the flames.†   (source)
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subdued adjective as in: subdued colors or mood

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  • Her dress was a subdued shade of yellow.
    subdued = soft (not bright)
  • Two days later, when I arrived for our next meeting, he was subdued.   (source)
    subdued = calm (of low intensity)
  • When I reach the limb that supports the nest, the humming becomes more distinctive. But it's still oddly subdued if these are tracker jackers.   (source)
    subdued = mild or quiet
  • The Herbology class was very subdued; there were now two missing from their number, Justin and Hermione.   (source)
    subdued = quiet -- perhaps thoughtful
  • Driving back in the fading light, Malcolm seemed oddly subdued.   (source)
    subdued = quiet and less active than normal
  • T.J., however, was surprisingly subdued when he settled into the wagon; I suppose that at three-thirty in the morning even T.J.'s mouth was tired.   (source)
    subdued = less intense
  • "By the way," he said in an even more subdued voice, "we aren't going to talk about this."   (source)
    subdued = mild
  • The assembly murmured in subdued agreement.   (source)
    subdued = quiet (of low intensity)
  • Bep is also very subdued.   (source)
    subdued = quiet
  • The demeanour of the black-uniformed men suddenly became more subdued.   (source)
    subdued = less intense
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  • A subdued impassioned murmur was audible in the room beyond, and Miss Baker leaned forward unashamed, trying to hear.   (source)
    subdued = quiet
  • A subdued slam above told that the door of the east gable had been shut with equal vehemence.   (source)
    subdued = less intense
  • But especially he loved to run in the dim twilight of the summer midnights, listening to the subdued and sleepy murmurs of the forest, reading signs and sounds as man may read a book, and seeking for the mysterious something that called—called, waking or sleeping, at all times, for him to come.   (source)
    subdued = soft (not loud)
  • The meal's subdued.   (source)
    subdued = quiet (of low intensity)
  • No question, it's acting a little subdued, but the wasp is up and moving and that means the others will be out soon as well.   (source)
    subdued = calm
  • Fred and George challenged Harry and Ron to a few games of Exploding Snap, and Ginny sat watching them, very subdued in Hermione's usual chair.   (source)
    subdued = quiet -- perhaps thoughtful
  • So subdued, in fact, that there are long periods of silence relieved only by the removal of old dishes and presentation of new ones.   (source)
    subdued = not intense, or less active
  • Then we walked on toward the center of the beach, where there was a subdued New England strip of honky-tonks.   (source)
    subdued = quiet (of low intensity)
  • But it was a subdued group that headed back to the fireside in the Leaky Cauldron, where Harry, the Weasleys, and all their shopping would be traveling back to the Burrow using Floo powder.   (source)
    subdued = quiet -- perhaps thoughtful
  • She lifted her head and stepped lightly along, her eyes fixed on the sunset sky and an air of subdued exhilaration about her.   (source)
    subdued = quiet
  • [subduedly] Come, mother: we must leave them to talk over the arrangements†   (source)
  • [He looks round apprehensively Seeing no one within earshot he plucks up courage to boom again, but more subduedly]†   (source)
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  • "Perhaps we should leave that item till later," said Richard in a subdued voice.†   (source)
  • Coming as it did—in the more subdued years after the failed revolt of 1905—many considered it a call to action.†   (source)
  • The blankets, scarves, and gloves were beautiful, in subdued colors and simple patterns, but Shay insisted that Tally get a city-made sleeping bag.†   (source)
  • An uncharacteristically subdued Hasina and her mother came.†   (source)
  • It's possible he realized I was a bit subdued, because he leaned into me a little.†   (source)
  • STEVE (subdued)†   (source)
  • Theirs had been the most subdued table before he had gotten to his feet, and theirs were still the saddest and palest faces in the Hall.†   (source)
  • Subdued, maybe, even sad.†   (source)
  • If the mood was subdued at first, it picked up quickly as more and more guests arrived.†   (source)
  • Subdued laughter filled the room for a few seconds.†   (source)
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  • She seemed subdued.†   (source)
  • When she came out, she was subdued again.†   (source)
  • Everyone was quiet, subdued, as we rolled out of the parking lot.†   (source)
  • The mood in their meeting that night was subdued: no bickering, no laughter, only a general feeling of grim resolve.†   (source)
  • They'd fought their way out, subdued the guards, flown away in a Berg?†   (source)
  • Subdued, pinned to the earth.†   (source)
  • After dinner, Mr. Fish made a somewhat subdued appearance.†   (source)
  • As Sylvie continued down the hall, she finally found a lounge where the mood was subdued ....almost melancholy.†   (source)
  • He's subdued, for Reznik.†   (source)
  • Maven bites his lip, looking subdued.†   (source)
  • But lately, the sister was not casting her mirthless smile in the direction of the probationers, nor speaking to them in the subdued voice that gave them such terrors.†   (source)
  • The lighting was rather subdued and it took him a moment or so to see Ford, Trillian and Zaphod sitting round a large table beautifully decked out with exotic dishes, strange sweetmeats and bizarre fruits.†   (source)
  • A subdued Chinese New Year had passed.†   (source)
  • Hobie and Mr. Bracegirdle were chatting in a subdued way —Mr.†   (source)
  • McAllister (who is a high school graduate) seems subdued.†   (source)
  • Over dinner she kept her eyes down, poking at her food, subdued to the point of silence.†   (source)
  • She adjusted, became a quieter more subdued person.†   (source)
  • There was a subdued, "No ....but the king—"†   (source)
  • "Not long," Billy said in a subdued tone.†   (source)
  • When she spoke again, her voice was subdued.†   (source)
  • "She was a pretty girl, she was, that Itsuko," he said, looking at Nobu with a subdued smile.†   (source)
  • Mom subdued him pretty easily by promising he could sign up for hockey, something he wanted to do in Texas.†   (source)
  • No returning sound this time, but her eyes fell on something beneath the batwing doors of the Colorado Lounge, something that gleamed faintly in the subdued light.†   (source)
  • He sometimes wondered what had happened to transform his mother from the laughing, tender woman to whom the scent of lilac clung into the pale and subdued and antiseptic woman who seldom left the house, who lurked behind window curtains.†   (source)
  • Even the fire seemed subdued when they took a breath.†   (source)
  • Masteen's reaction was far too subdued.†   (source)
  • Viviana appeared distant, subdued.†   (source)
  • As Jesus spoke, his voice intensified in subdued anguish.†   (source)
  • Perhaps he stood in an animated wrangle with one of the citizens—or held a subdued conversation with his young pupil Plato.†   (source)
  • It's a nice one, a corporate jet chopper, dark green, with subdued markings.†   (source)
  • He seemed subdued, immersed in his own gloomy thoughts.†   (source)
  • His runes changed to a subdued magenta.†   (source)
  • Subdued.†   (source)
  • Soiled and subdued, she looked like a small malnourished relative of my previous sister.†   (source)
  • Those Pashtuns are proud of their stern military heritage, and it's worth remembering that in all the centuries of bitter, savage warfare in Baluchistan, during which time they were never subdued, half the population was always Pashtun.†   (source)
  • Wherritt again went wild, and again the conductor and his allies subdued him, but they were growing tired.†   (source)
  • Ramius' voice was subdued, the crewmen noticed.†   (source)
  • When I was subdued finally, and exhausted then almost to the point of death, they bled me.†   (source)
  • Wayne Haverly, live and on the scene, announced that in a strange twist in the Virgil Byrnes case, a local accountant had gained entry to Mr. Byrnes's home, where he lay in wait and subdued him.†   (source)
  • You looked a little subdued.†   (source)
  • While everyone in the cafeteria was noticeably more subdued than usual, Dan felt like all the sadness in the room originated at his table.†   (source)
  • Stilgar glanced at the man Paul had subdued—Jamis.†   (source)
  • Sitting in the front seat, between Dodo and my mother, I felt dumb and subdued.†   (source)
  • Everyone was subdued by what had occurred, but by afternoon the work of the harvest raised our spirits.†   (source)
  • The lunch was brief, there were just the two of them, and its tone was subdued.†   (source)
  • Afternoon classes were subdued.†   (source)
  • I thought we'd all occupied the same mental state, subdued, worried, confused.†   (source)
  • The sound of her voice, swift, subdued, and unhappy, had the effect of jolting him out of his own bewilderment.†   (source)
  • Tomorrow would he quiet, the world subdued and fragile, until the neighborhood children came out to break the stillness with their tracks and shouts and joy.†   (source)
  • The monkeys were subdued.†   (source)
  • Continuing in a subdued voice, she said, "After they left, I was not so brave.†   (source)
  • Within weeks I had them subdued.†   (source)
  • But the upperclassmen were not so easily subdued.†   (source)
  • So much more subdued than the Bach,' she says in a snooty voice.†   (source)
  • Moreover, he found misanthropy an excellent means of developing character: when he subdued his revulsion and occasionally touched, helped, counseled, or befriended somebody, he was able to think of his behavior as generous and his intentions as noble.†   (source)
  • There should be talking, and there was, but it was definitely subdued.†   (source)
  • He found them in the conference room, gathered glumly around the table, quiet, subdued, almost mournful as they stared at the walls and looked at a bleak future.†   (source)
  • Milo, Tock, and the very subdued Humbug sat proudly in the royal carriage with Azaz, the Mathemagician, and the two princesses; and the parade stretched for miles in both directions.†   (source)
  • When he eventually returned to school, he was a subdued figure.†   (source)
  • The violet gray sky, the same sky Paris has seen every day since the temperature dropped, has subdued it, stripped away its golden gleam, but I am no less intrigued.†   (source)
  • Nowadays, Garden City, which was once a rather raucous frontier town, is quite subdued.†   (source)
  • A subdued laughter went around the courtroom but the judge wasnt laughing nor the bailiff.†   (source)
  • The whole camp was subdued by Deets's death.†   (source)
  • Ann and I extend our hands and make our subdued greetings.†   (source)
  • All were subdued and doubtful at heart.†   (source)
  • "Yes sir," was Adam's subdued response.†   (source)
  • Subdued, resigned, Papa's life—all our lives—took on a pattern that would hold for the duration of the war.†   (source)
  • The place was subdued and spotlessly clean.†   (source)
  • He had to be subdued, resisted arrest.†   (source)
  • The suggestion of Stoddard's making advances of unseemly warmth to Mandy Meacham produced a subdued snicker.†   (source)
  • She was a small, subdued woman with a brittle perm that looked as if it had been done that afternoon.†   (source)
  • He's pale and subdued, all his bluster gone.†   (source)
  • Moody was more subdued, less challenging, more calculating than before.†   (source)
  • Her tone was so subdued she might have been telling me to cook a pot of rice.†   (source)
  • With an air of subdued satisfaction, David hurried off toward Maggie, through which one accessed the Archives.†   (source)
  • That would seem to suggest that Lord Tytos has not been subdued.†   (source)
  • She was blacker than most and her clothes, even the handkerchief round her head, were subdued in colour.†   (source)
  • 'Well, maybe it is true,' Clevinger conceded unwillingly in a subdued tone.†   (source)
  • He was subdued.†   (source)
  • Then, in a somewhat more subdued tone, he added, "We have Popsicles, too."†   (source)
  • Shay was subdued, shuffling, fidgety.†   (source)
  • Bert was still subdued, but hopeful.†   (source)
  • Subdued.†   (source)
  • As would be said within his own family, "The only impatience of temper he ever exhibited was with his horse, which he subdued to his will by a fearless application of the whip on the slightest manifestation of restiveness."†   (source)
  • Sensing the unease in the household, even my brothers were subdued.†   (source)
  • There was not laughter or merry shouting from within, and indeed, in the kitchen I found only a sullen Jane Martin distracting Tom with a finger of arrowroot and water, while Jamie, all subdued, played alone by the hearth, making towers from the bavins and thus strewing bits of broken kindling everywhere.†   (source)
  • It was a surprisingly subdued business.†   (source)
  • When Corbelier spoke, his voice was subdued.†   (source)
  • Once I get past the shock of looking into a pair of alien eyes, I see assessment and subdued curiosity.†   (source)
  • It came, a twitter, a coo, a subdued roar that seemed trying to tell me something, give me some message.†   (source)
  • Satisfied that his subject was now subdued, Alvin left the room and headed downstairs and across the house, moving quickly on the balls of his feet.†   (source)
  • "Yes," Hall said, subdued.†   (source)
  • After a parade before the crowd and a brief, somewhat subdued ceremony in which Vanderbilt called Seabiscuit "the greatest horse of the year in America," they took Seabiscuit back to his stall.†   (source)
  • When he spoke again, Ms voice was low, tense, subdued.†   (source)
  • Chapter 11 When Lee thought of family dinners, she thought of quiet meals at a glossy mahogany table laid with heavy Georgian silver, meals where conversation was subdued and polite.†   (source)
  • She seemed a little subdued, but Grandpa was greeting everybody.†   (source)
  • The mood of the house is subdued and calm.†   (source)
  • All those national media vans have finally disappeared from hanging all over town, and I think life is slowly returning to a subdued sort of normal.†   (source)
  • "I defer to you," Attolia said, subdued.†   (source)
  • When he heard about Mr. Chalmers, he said, his voice suddenly subdued, "Hm ....Kip Chalmers?†   (source)
  • His lights rippled, he gave a subdued chuckle.†   (source)
  • "Low, ball one," Earl said in a subdued tone.†   (source)
  • He felt curiously subdued for some reason that he couldn't yet understand.†   (source)
  • He would be the one to bring all the various peoples to the steps of Gracie Mansion, bear them with him not as trophies, or the subdued, but as the living voice of the city, which must always be renewed.†   (source)
  • Why are these people so subdued?†   (source)
  • Following this episode, SSW-89-58 is subdued by the use of a massive dose of tranquilizers administered by a dart gun.†   (source)
  • Petra announced in a subdued, somewhat expostulatory, tone: 'That was very horrid.'†   (source)
  • "It's not that far," Simon said, his voice subdued.†   (source)
  • But unlike some of the other girls, animated and anxious to be heard, jumping up and down, giving the reporter details of how Madame Hoffman, the French teacher, had fainted at the window of her classroom when she saw the plane crash into the brick apartment house, and how they sat her up and fanned her face while the president of the French Club ran to see if the school nurse was still in the building, Christina remained subdued.†   (source)
  • They've been oddly subdued around Tía Lourdes and Pilar, and barely speak to them, or to me.†   (source)
  • Then I heard subdued sobs, as if a number of people were weeping.†   (source)
  • Estelle McCoy, too, was subdued around her.†   (source)
  • He was subdued then, no longer the irrepressible Mervyn we used to know, very kind and quiet.†   (source)
  • If he subdued a part, the rest would oppose and overpower him.†   (source)
  • Zooey put out his tongue and gave a subdued, modified Bronx cheer.†   (source)
  • On the drive home, Abby was unusually subdued.†   (source)
  • Even Ashe seemed a little subdued.†   (source)
  • BY MID-SEPTEMBER the tundra plains burned somberly in the subdued glow of russet and umber where the early frosts had touched the ground cover of low shrubbery.†   (source)
  • He is subdued.†   (source)
  • The subdued babble of children mounted to excited shouts of welcome.†   (source)
  • "It's better," he said in a subdued voice.†   (source)
  • She walked quietly with him to the cabin, unusually subdued.†   (source)
  • He was come to the heart of the realm of Sauron and the forges of his ancient might, greatest in Middle-earth; all other powers were here subdued.†   (source)
  • He had discarded his protective clothing, but still wore dark glasses even in the subdued light of the Common Room.†   (source)
  • The universal shortage of aviation gasoline will make any quick aid difficult, however .... The squeal insinuated itself into the voice and subdued it.†   (source)
  • Positioning himself closely in front of the Samana, with a concentrated soul, he captured the old man's glance with his glances, deprived him of his power, made him mute, took away his free will, subdued him under his own will, commanded him, to do silently, whatever he demanded him to do.†   (source)
  • It had been just like that, crouched outside Mayor Mullen's window, listening to the subdued, tinny noise of the Mayor's television.†   (source)
  • She gave it a vicious swipe with her arm and straightened up, muttering, "Collards, collards," in a voice of sultry subdued wrath.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Brown seemed more subdued.†   (source)
  • RICH (Subdued) I see.†   (source)
  • The sounds of the lonely places are subdued sounds.†   (source)
  • The voices, having sobbed their fill,
    Are more subdued.†   (source)
  • I don't see how his mother's going to bear it, Mary said, in a subdued voice.†   (source)
  • "Your ring!" she cried-a cry only at the last second subdued.†   (source)
  • Still other Senators have not developed that habit—they have neither conditioned nor subdued their consciences—but they feel, sincerely and without cynicism, that they must leave considerations of conscience aside if they are to be effective.†   (source)
  • A subdued groan went up from the guests and a drunken voice shouted: "I'm just one of the tourists.†   (source)
  • One by one, they drifted away, their gaiety and the pleasure quite subdued, sensing her dislike of them.†   (source)
  • The sitting room is subdued, symmetrical; it's one of the shapes money takes when it freezes.†   (source)
  • Ron was very subdued all through the class.†   (source)
  • "Do you know what this says?" he asked in a different tone, more subdued than before.†   (source)
  • The emotion she expresses most openly towards him is a subdued gratitude.†   (source)
  • KING (subdued): Naw, ain't nothing to it.†   (source)
  • Forward, Ramius took the conn in a subdued control room.†   (source)
  • His voice was subdued; he'd been in no hurry for me to reach this particular milestone.†   (source)
  • When evening subdued the sun, the mountains' foothills were a mere league away.†   (source)
  • Down-stairs he found the mood in the Great Hall subdued.†   (source)
  • 'Bit like Gran, really,' said Neville in a subdued voice.†   (source)
  • "Yes, honored," Seivarden replied, subdued.†   (source)
  • Rachel did not cry, but her eyes were very wide all day and she spoke in subdued tones.†   (source)
  • Our voices were joking but subdued, like boys uneasy in church.†   (source)
  • In fact, the eighty-five citizens gathered there seemed strangely subdued and contemplative.†   (source)
  • My cousins were uncharacteristically subdued by the tragedy.†   (source)
  • Donaldson asked, his voice more subdued than anyone expected.†   (source)
  • The packaging on the products lining these shelves was more subdued.†   (source)
  • His voice was calm, but I could hear the subdued distaste.†   (source)
  • Any conversations were low, subdued, so the place felt deserted even with people there.†   (source)
  • They had had a long, subdued conversation.†   (source)
  • In Jolly Chand's presence he was subdued.†   (source)
  • I was trying to figure out how he kept his victims subdued.†   (source)
  • I came out of the Federal Building feeling subdued yet not really unhappy.†   (source)
  • With a subdued expression, she adjusted her shawl.†   (source)
  • I was vaguely aware of the subdued voices of the others, greeting Trudy's arrival.†   (source)
  • 'I'm not opposing you, Mr Ambassador,' replied a somewhat subdued Reilly.†   (source)
  • The boy seemed much subdued; ministering to Pate had served its purpose, it would seem.†   (source)
  • The guys had vacated the place as if leaving the scene of a crime, strangely subdued.†   (source)
  • Now his raiment was less glorious, more subdued.†   (source)
  • And had to be subdued by four or five cops.†   (source)
  • "Hi, Charlie," she said in a subdued voice.†   (source)
  • Even the Greatjon seemed somber and subdued.†   (source)
  • "All clear," he said, keeping his voice subdued.†   (source)
  • The kids were subdued, not restless or jabbering as usual.†   (source)
  • While they walked, Max's rage subdued into a simmer and he finally felt capable of speaking.†   (source)
  • Jason selected the most subdued combination in the closet.†   (source)
  • He wrestled with it, subdued it, and tried to eliminate it but was not altogether successful.†   (source)
  • Her hair is shorter, her wardrobe more subdued.†   (source)
  • "Are you all right, my boy?" the man asked in a subdued British accent.†   (source)
  • Now that he had gone, these things, so long subdued by his presence, were glamorized in his wake.†   (source)
  • It was all she could do to muster a subdued, "You're welcome.†   (source)
  • "It's a long climb," he said, very subdued.†   (source)
  • "There are others who are coming to look for me," I reminded him in a subdued whisper.†   (source)
  • Instead he heard what sounded like a subdued argument.†   (source)
  • "Luciana," he said, in a subdued voice, so as not to startle her.†   (source)
  • She sobs, and then her voice is calm, more subdued, and she speaks slowly.†   (source)
  • When they moved inside, Kelley noticed that Adam was subdued.†   (source)
  • He looked uncomfortable and still subdued.†   (source)
  • As he lit several more candles, he spoke—his voice subdued, almost gentle.†   (source)
  • The elation of scoring two runs in the top of the inning was quickly subdued.†   (source)
  • At dinner the mothers appeared subdued and exhausted, if they, came to the chow hall at all.†   (source)
  • They were too quiet, too subdued, as if they were hiding something.†   (source)
  • The monkeys were quiet and subdued, but they rattled their cages now and then.†   (source)
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