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subdue
used in The Old Man and the Sea

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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 box with the baits was under the stern of the skiff along with the club that was used to subdue the big fish when they were brought alongside.

There are no more uses of "subdue" in The Old Man and the Sea.

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