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subside
used in Fahrenheit 451

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Definition
become less intense, less severe, or less active — perhaps going away entirely
  • 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.
    p. 68.3
subside = go away
  • 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.
    p. 78.4
  • The echo of the final hammer on his skull died slowly away into the black cavern where Faber waited for the echoes to subside.
    p. 104.6

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