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subdue
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 uses
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Definition
to control, prevent, or make less intense — sometimes through force
The exact meaning of subdue depends upon its context. For example:
  • "subdued a nation" — defeated militarily and brought under control
  • "subdued the fever" — made it less intense or defeated it
  • "subdued her enthusiasm" — made it less intense
  • "subdued her fears" — made them less intense or overcame them
  • "subdued my emotions" — kept them under control
  • "subdued the crowd" — quieted or controlled it
  • Subdued, I fixed my attention upon Reverend Sykes, who seemed to be waiting for me to settle down.
    p. 160.9
subdued = under control
  • Francis looked at me carefully, concluded that I had been sufficiently subdued, and crooned softly, "Nigger-lover..."
    p. 112.0
subdued = controlled
There are no more uses of "subdue" in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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