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subside
used in The Scarlet Letter

5 uses
  • After a brief space, the convulsion grew almost imperceptible, and finally subsided into the depths of his nature.
    Chapter 3 -- The Recognition (13% in)
  • 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.
    Introductory (42% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (31% in)
  • Hester had schooled herself long and well; and she never responded to these attacks, save by a flush of crimson that rose irrepressibly over her pale cheek, and again subsided into the depths of her bosom.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (71% in)
  • He has but increased the debt!" answered the physician, and as he proceeded, his manner lost its fiercer characteristics, and subsided into gloom.
    Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (67% in)

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