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subdue
used in The Scarlet Letter

3 uses
  • , asked she, reproachfully, but with a subdued tone.
    Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (77% in)
  • "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.
    Chapter 17 -- The Pastor and his Parishioner (80% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (65% in)

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