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used in Leaves of Grass

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to stop resisting something — such as surrendering to someone else's decision or accepting a military defeat
  • Every one else seem'd fill'd with gloom, Many no doubt thought of capitulation.
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (44% in)
  • Retreating they had form'd in a hollow square with their baggage for breastworks, Nine hundred lives out of the surrounding enemies, nine times their number, was the price they took in advance, Their colonel was wounded and their ammunition gone, They treated for an honorable capitulation, receiv'd writing and seal, gave up their arms and march'd back prisoners of war.
    Book 3 — Song of Myself (66% in)
  • But when my General pass'd me, As he stood in his boat and look'd toward the coming sun, I saw something different from capitulation.
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (44% in)

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