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subdue
used in Lonesome Dove

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subdue opposition
Definition
to control or put down by force or intimidation
  • She was covered with mud, and in the wet, slick grass was proving hard to subdue.
    Chapters 52-53 (22% in)
  • He had managed to subdue his mount.
    Chapters 91-92 (19% in)

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  • Soupy Jones was repairing a stirrup and talking in subdued tones to Bert Borum.
    Chapters 89-90 (88% in)
  • Instead he heard what sounded like a subdued argument.
    Chapters 56-57 (34% in)
  • The crew came back from Fort Worth hung over and subdued.
    Chapters 58-59 (92% in)
  • It left him subdued, just thinking about it.
    Chapters 72-73 (30% in)
  • If Dish felt subdued, Newt felt nothing but pride to have been selected for the trip.
    Chapters 72-73 (31% in)
  • Lippy soon went back to the wagon, subdued by his own indiscretion, but not before assuring Dish that the story would go no further.
    Chapters 72-73 (77% in)
  • The girls finally were subdued and the woman looked up and saw him, lifting her chin with a bit of belligerence, as though she might have to tie into him too.
    Chapters 77-78 (36% in)
  • Though he had brought happy news, Deets himself seemed subdued.
    Chapters 83-84 (12% in)
  • The whole camp was subdued by Deets's death.
    Chapters 91-92 (1% in)
  • Even Betsey and Sally, accustomed to chattering through supper, competing for the men's attention, were subdued by their mother's silence, and merely attended to serving.
    Chapters 101-102 (23% in)

There are no more uses of "subdue" in Lonesome Dove.

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