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subside
used in Lord of the Flies

5 uses
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Definition
become less intense, less severe, or less active — perhaps going away entirely
  • His voice subsided to a mutter.
    p. 41.3
subsided = became less intense
  • Then, at the end of the afternoon; the mirage subsided and the horizon became level and blue and clipped as the sun declined.
    p. 58.9
  • subsided = went away
  • The meeting subsided.
    p. 88.4
  • subsided = became less noisy (with everyone talking at once)
  • At last the immediacy of the kill subsided.
    p. 135.8
  • subsided = became less intense (was felt less)
  • The sound of his blood drowned all else and then subsided.
    p. 166.4
subsided = became less severe (or went away)
There are no more uses of "subside" in Lord of the Flies.

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