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succumb
used in Middlemarch

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consent reluctantly; or suffer defeat
  • It is possible—I have often felt so much weakness in myself that I can conceive even a man of honorable disposition, such as I have always believed Lydgate to be, succumbing to such a temptation as that of accepting money which was offered more or less indirectly as a bribe to insure his silence about scandalous facts long gone by.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (2% in)

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