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 Meanings and Examples of SUBDUE
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 v.  quiet or bring under control by physical force or persuasion; make less intense; tone down
Classic Sentence: (85 in 6 pages)
1  Sugar always caught more flies than vinegar, as Mammy often said, and she was going to catch and subdue this fly, so he could never again have her at his mercy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
2  Something in his prompt acquiescence frightened her; she felt behind it the stored force of a patience that might subdue the strongest will.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
3  All alike had come to Nebraska with little capital and no knowledge of the soil they must subdue.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IX
4  But neither laws nor lynchings can subdue his lusts.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In V
5  Heyward was also nigh, supporting himself against a tree, and endeavoring to keep down those sudden risings of sorrow that it required his utmost manhood to subdue.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 33
6  He resolved that nobody should be witness of his encounter with Tom; and determined, if he could not subdue him by bullying, to defer his vengeance, to be wreaked in a more convenient season.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
7  Poor Jo tried desperately to be good, but her bosom enemy was always ready to flame up and defeat her, and it took years of patient effort to subdue it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER EIGHT
8  No doubt he had invoked the help of the Holy Spirit to subdue the anger I had roused in him, and now believed he had forgiven me once more.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
9  Catherine was near distraught: still, she persisted that she must go home, and tried entreaty in her turn, persuading him to subdue his selfish agony.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
10  Till she had shed many tears over this deception, Fanny could not subdue her agitation; and the dejection which followed could only be relieved by the influence of fervent prayers for his happiness.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
11  Anne was obliged to turn away, to rise, to walk to a distant table, and, leaning there in pretended employment, try to subdue the feelings this picture excited.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
12  I must endeavour to subdue my mind to my fortune.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23
13  But twofold is the merit and twofold the glory of those captains who not only have had to subdue their enemies, but also before encountering them to organize and discipline their forces.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XIII.
14  God and his reason commanded him to subdue the earth, i.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
15  So that God, by commanding to subdue, gave authority so far to appropriate: and the condition of human life, which requires labour and materials to work on, necessarily introduces private possessions.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
Example Sentence:
1  Cops shouldn't use it to subdue people who are not carrying weapons and present no threat.
2  The streets around Place de la Republique are quiet once again - but like a genie unleashed from its bottle, the deep discontent across France is proving hard to subdue.
3  Senior government officials admit they have not been able to subdue the rebels.
4  The fire burned for eight hours before the fire crews could subdue it.
5  The audience are strangely subdued, clapping politely after each song.
6  He seemed a bit subdued to me.
7  Bob liked the subdued lighting at the restaurant because he thought it was romantic.