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Usage examples for subdued

  1. As long as they deal only with the tribes thoroughly subdued, the Trinobantes, the Cantii, the Be1gae, and the Dumnonii, all may be quiet; they dare not move. – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  2. The old farmer was gradually persuaded to this course, though he grumbled all the way there that I ought to be " locked up," while the children, thoroughly subdued, walked in silence behind us. – The Mysterious Shin Shira by George Edward Farrow
  3. He couldn't mean- oh, no, he's too calm and subdued for that. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  4. The previous conversation had been in subdued tones, but her last remark must have been audible over half the gymnasium. – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  5. In a few moments Spotted Deer again caught the low, ominous murmur of subdued voices. – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  6. We looked significantly at one another, continuing our subdued talk. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  7. Then: " Yes, sir," in a subdued whisper. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  8. " Mr. Breen says come up, ma'am," she said in a subdued voice. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  9. He was subdued, was Jakie, and his soft, brown eyes were humble whenever they met the eyes of Happy Jack. – The Happy Family by Bertha Muzzy Bower
  10. Him then he subdued while eagerly rushing on. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  11. Her mother was subdued. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  12. The old man shook his head sadly and answered in a subdued tone: I stood by when Herr Rojanow questioned him in the hall. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  13. The face of the younger man worked with subdued excitement. – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  14. Barney's excitement became intense in sympathy with the subdued excitement of the woman whom he could not as yet see. – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  15. For the first few days no great alarm was felt, and the pain seemed to in some measure subdued. – Missionary Work Among The Ojebway Indians by Edward Francis Wilson
  16. The landlady's face was grave, the landlady's manner was subdued. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  17. Mount, in a very subdued voice, asked permission to present me, and the gentleman bowed, saying he knew my name from hearing of my father. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  18. Edna had evidently been ashamed of her outburst of temper on the previous evening, for she came down on Sunday morning looking a little pale and subdued, and very gentle in her manner to her mother and Bessie. – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  19. There was earnest entreaty in her voice, but she had subdued her agitation. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  20. We are a subdued sort of family, mother. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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