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  • I couldn’t think clearly until the pain subsided.
  • We had to wait for the noise to subside before we continue our conversation.
  • We can’t return to the home until the flood waters subside.
  • When at last the clanking subsided, I resumed the trowel, and finished without interruption the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh tier.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado

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  • His voice subsided to a mutter.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Up above we could still hear the screaming, but the gunfire subsided.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • My heat rash had flared in July and hadn’t subsided.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • The swelling subsided, and the wound healed with time.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The dizziness has subsided and while my left ear is still deafened, I can hear a ringing in my right, which seems a good sign.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Montag did not look back at his wife as he went trembling along the hall to the kitchen, where he stood a long time watching the rain hit the windows before he came back down the hall in the grey light, waiting for the tremble to subside.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451

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  • He waits until his breathing subsides, then slowly rolls off the bed, trying not to wake his wife.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • This is hard because the effects of the concussion she gave me haven’t completely subsided and my thoughts still have a tendency to jumble together.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The pain had subsided some from yesterday, but he shrank from the thought of walking.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • His nervousness had subsided months earlier; he knew he no longer had control over his destiny.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Maeiam was relieved when the fighting subsided again, mostly because they no longer had to be cooped up with Rasheed, with his sour temper infecting the household.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Then, at the end of the afternoon; the mirage subsided and the horizon became level and blue and clipped as the sun declined.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The countryside and the train had subsided to a gentle roll, and she could see nothing but pastureland and black cows from window to horizon.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • It kept both Kel and me preoccupied, and the grieving eventually started to subside.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • "Don’t worry about it," she said, her merriment at his expense finally subsiding.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • And when I picture his mind, I hear my name as a shy crystal ping that occurs once, maybe twice, a day and quickly subsides.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I don’t know how long it took for the storm inside me to subside, but by that point, I was exhausted.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Then it subsided and he saw Clary lying on the ground.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • He blinked back the spots in his vision and waited for the pain in his head and body to subside.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • By the time our nine P.M. slot rolls around, the rain has subsided to a soft mist that seems to dance in the late summer twilight.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • He waits for the fit to subside.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • The pain subsided.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • When the applause subsided, Bailey spoke softly, as if reluctant to get in her way.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • There were no blankets, nor even a stitch of dry clothing to give her, so Emma ran her ever-hot hands around Olive’s body until the worst of her shudders subsided, then sent Fiona and Horace away to gather driftwood for a fire.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • But when the body failed to come alive and scar my mind forever by breaking the glass and going for my jugular, my initial panic subsided.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • "Yeah," she said, still dizzy but feeling the pain subside to a low throb.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • The boy’s rocking slowed but did not entirely subside.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Lalla had been so involved with the joke—buying the kid that morning and finding a big enough pot—that she had forgotten about the real dinner and there was nothing to eat once the shock and laughter had subsided.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Kai’s voice over the tumult in her ears made her realize that the pain was subsiding.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I took in the scene of destruction, feeling my heart rate slowly subside as I grasped that he was unhurt.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • The swelling in my nose had subsided.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The waves of blankness began to subside.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • The medical profession at that time called them "stomach pains" and felt the best cure was coffee dolloped with brandy twice a day until the pains subsided.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • "It’s we who should thank-" began Milo, when the shouting had subsided, but, before he could finish, they had unrolled an enormous scroll.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • The murmur subsided as it occurred to them that this was it and they were missing it.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • I said, my panic subsiding.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Sandy murmured something about baseball and subsided.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Even with a special treat like that, my raging appetite didn’t subside.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • But my anger had subsided, and I’d convinced myself that what she’d agreed to was more than enough.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • As the fever subsided, I began to feel better, but Grandma said I should stay home a few more days to make sure I was completely well.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Werner is seized with a sudden and foreboding dread, but then Hauptmann looks back at him, and the feeling subsides.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • As irritated and as angry as I am, I can’t help but be relieved that as soon as his lips meet mine, my irritation subsides, thanks to the numbness that takes over.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Then the dizziness subsides and I think of Hana.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • When my hysterics subside, he takes the vodka-laden towel from me and goes back into the kitchen.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • When Top Cat finally subsided and sank back into his desk, Prophet of the unknown tongue continued the interrupted marathon of Oz, an untranslatable potpourri of grunts and monosyllables, punctuated only by Prophet’s beautifully effusive smiles.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Betsie had put on the blue sweater beneath her long-sleeved dress and wedged now between me and the others, her shivering gradually subsided, and she was asleep.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
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