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succumb
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
consent reluctantly; or suffer defeat
  • The look of a man who's come to see What Might Have Been is full of both bloodshed and nostalgia; should Owen succumb to his fever, Mr. Morrison looked ready to play the part.
    p. 240.3
  • But after the murder of President Kennedy, it seemed to me that there was "no remedy" for Owen Meany, either; he succumbed to a state of mind that he would not discuss with me—he went into a visible decline in communication.
    p. 450.2

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