SUCCUMB in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SUCCUMB
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 v.  submit to an overpowering force; yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in
Classic Sentence:
1  Sonya did not succumb to the tender tone Natasha used toward her.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XV
2  But the third time, which is the present, you may succumb.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 48 A FAMILY AFFAIR
3  Perhaps if she changed her tactics-- But she felt that if Ashley succumbed to premeditated feminine tricks, she could never respect him as she now did.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
4  The helpless wounded succumbed to her charms without a struggle.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
5  Mrs. Fisher's measures had been well-taken, and society, surprised in a dull moment, succumbed to the temptation of Mrs. Bry's hospitality.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
6  The doctor analyzed the symptoms of the malady to which the prisoner had succumbed, and declared that he was dead.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
7  The look was far worse to resist than the frantic strain: only an idiot, however, would have succumbed now.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
8  In the actual sex-thrill within the body, the sisters nearly succumbed to the strange male power.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
9  Even my old man succumbed and did not contradict her, but gave me double share instead.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
10  He almost succumbed to this blow; in a few weeks his hair was grey; he was getting ready to go abroad, if possible to distract his mind.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
11  White men lynch the offending Afro-American, not because he is a despoiler of virtue, but because he succumbs to the smiles of white women.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In II
12  Nor can nature escape from these intense and various tortures by succumbing to them for the soul is sustained and maintained in evil so that its suffering may be the greater.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
13  He was succumbing to irresistible, youthful, childish drowsiness.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XIII
Example Sentence:
1  He would not succumb to such an item.
2  Most of us are known to succumb to persuasion through the media.
3  President Zardari told the two US officials that Pakistan was fighting for its survival but would not succumb to the militants.
4  She succumbed to weariness and went to bed.
5  The island's inhabitants had no immunity to the diseases carried by the explorers and quickly succumbed.