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subdue
used in Love's Labour's Lost

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
  • The first and second cause will not serve my turn; the passado he respects not, the duello he regards not; his disgrace is to be called boy, but his glory is to subdue men.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — The park (97% in)
  • Only for praise; and praise we may afford To any lady that subdues a lord.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — The King of Navarre's park (26% in)

There are no more uses of "subdue" in Love's Labour's Lost.

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