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Prosecutors contend that bruising is irrelevant because the autopsy has determined that the police subdual of Floyd was a cause of his death.

He has secured an exquisite emphasis by a discriminating subdual of subordinate ideas.

The use of connectives has been discussed when treating of emphasis secured by subdual of unimportant details.

Sarah sent Hortense about her business, and then set herself to the subdual of Mary's mind and character.

Mr Quarmby laughed in a peculiar way, which was the result of long years of mirth-subdual in the Reading-room.

The Master said: The subdual of self, and reversion to the natural laws governing conduct—this is true goodness.


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On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to subdual, such as: annexation, invasion, occupation, rout, subjugation, and take over.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.