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When he was informed that among others awaiting him in his reception room there was a Frenchman who had brought a letter from his wife, the Countess Helene, he felt suddenly overcome by that sense of confusion and hopelessness to which he was apt to succumb.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
For if even men of great position, who have ready access to the prince, succumb to the difficulties which I shall presently notice, those difficulties must be infinitely increased in the case of men who are without these advantages.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
I have more than once observed that, in my second character, my faculties seemed sharpened to a point and my spirits more tensely elastic; thus it came about that, where Jekyll perhaps might have succumbed, Hyde rose to the importance of the moment.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
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 Sergeevich Turgenev Context
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
On two occasions her fortune has failed her, on two occasions she has found herself discovered and betrayed; and on these two occasions it was to one fatal genius, sent doubtlessly by the Lord to combat her, that she has succumbed.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
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