Usage examples for subdued

  1. Her mother was subdued. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  2. There was earnest entreaty in her voice, but she had subdued her agitation. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  3. Then: " Yes, sir," in a subdued whisper. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The face of the younger man worked with subdued excitement. – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  7. 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
  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. We looked significantly at one another, continuing our subdued talk. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  10. We are a subdued sort of family, mother. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. The landlady's face was grave, the landlady's manner was subdued. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Him then he subdued while eagerly rushing on. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  17. In a few moments Spotted Deer again caught the low, ominous murmur of subdued voices. – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  18. 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
  19. He couldn't mean- oh, no, he's too calm and subdued for that. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  20. 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