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succumb
used in War and Peace

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Definition
consent reluctantly; or suffer defeat
  • He was succumbing to irresistible, youthful, childish drowsiness.
    Book Three — 1805 (70% in)
  • Sonya did not succumb to the tender tone Natasha used toward her.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (69% in)
  • When he was informed that among others awaiting him in his reception room there was a Frenchman who had brought a letter from his wife, the Countess Helene, he felt suddenly overcome by that sense of confusion and hopelessness to which he was apt to succumb.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (43% in)

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