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subdue
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

3 uses
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1  —1 use
verb as in: subdued the opposition
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
  • Sometimes he had stormy, terrific ways, that made his victims tremble; sometimes he assumed a gentleness that he thought must surely subdue.
    5 — The Trials Of Girlhood (12% in)

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • When I entered the church, recollections of my mother came over me, and I felt subdued in spirit.
    14 — Another Link To Life (80% in)
  • He said Benjamin should serve as an example to the rest of his slaves; he should be kept in jail till he was subdued, or be sold if he got but one dollar for him.
    4 — The Slave Who Dared To Feel Like A Man (60% in)

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