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 Meanings and Examples of SUBDUED
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 a.  conquered; overpowered; quieter; not glaring in color; soft in tone
Classic Sentence: (85 in 6 pages)
1  They elevated me from all littleness of feeling, and although they did not remove my grief, they subdued and tranquillized it.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
2  His fine and lovely eyes were now lighted up with indignation, now subdued to downcast sorrow and quenched in infinite wretchedness.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
3  I had cast off all feeling, subdued all anguish, to riot in the excess of my despair.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
4  A subdued impassioned murmur was audible in the room beyond and Miss Baker leaned forward, unashamed, trying to hear.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
5  Her flattery had already subdued the pride of Lady Middleton, and made an entry into the close heart of Mrs. John Dashwood; and these were effects that laid open the probability of greater.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 36
6  Look'ee here, Pip," said he, laying his hand on my arm in a suddenly altered and subdued manner; "first of all, look'ee here.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XL
7  As they had spoken in a subdued tone, while speaking of Em'ly, I had no doubt that she was near.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
8  It was always earnest; but when it was very earnest, as it was now, there was a thrill in it that quite subdued me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
9  He walked across the room, and came back to the same place; holding the chair with a grasp that trembled, like his subdued voice, in its earnestness.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
10  She had chained it up again, and however it might tear her within, she subdued it to herself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
11  Stepan Arkadyevitch sighed, wiped his face, and with a subdued tread walked out of the room.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: Chapter 4
12  When the report was over, Alexey Alexandrovitch announced in his subdued, delicate voice that he had several points to bring before the meeting in regard to the Commission for the Reorganization of the Native Tribes.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 23
13  "Yes, if possible," said Anna, speaking all at once in an utterly different tone, subdued and mournful.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 24
14  Holmes walked in, and I followed him with that subdued feeling at my heart which the presence of death inspires.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
15  He spoke in a subdued and troubled voice, very different from his usual dictatorial manner; and was often at a loss for words.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
Example Sentence:
1  The audience are strangely subdued, clapping politely after each song.
2  He seemed a bit subdued to me.
3  Bob liked the subdued lighting at the restaurant because he thought it was romantic.
4  Cops shouldn't use it to subdue people who are not carrying weapons and present no threat.
5  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.
6  Senior government officials admit they have not been able to subdue the rebels.
7  The fire burned for eight hours before the fire crews could subdue it.