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subdue
used in Running in the Family

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subdue opposition
Definition
to control or put down by force or intimidation
  • Fellow officers who were trying to subdue him would never have considered waking up the English.
    p. 154.7

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  • He was subdued then, no longer the irrepressible Mervyn we used to know, very kind and quiet.
    p. 177.6
  • Her father—who came from a subdued line of Keyts—had thrown caution to the winds and married a Dickman.
    p. 113.3

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