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Plus, in all three color options, one side is subdued, while the opposite is something fun.
THE GEAR OUR EDITORS LOVED IN NOVEMBERTHE EDITORSDECEMBER 4, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
That voice that sang alongside Patti LaBelle and Lauryn Hill, the one that gets critics to consistently call her “underrated,” was subdued as she strained to breathe.
THIS COUPLE HIT THEIR STRIDE AFTER YEARS OF HARD WORK. THEN COVID-19 HIT THEM.PETULA DVORAKDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
A day later in his cell, video footage shows Sheriff’s deputies tried to subdue a visibly disturbed Silva to take him for a medical evaluation.
OBSCURE SHERIFF’S REVIEW BOARD GETS NEW SCRUTINY IN COURTASHLY MCGLONEDECEMBER 3, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Having recovered from a virus-induced downturn, the $220 billion Hong Kong–listed services company is now contending with the potentially larger threat of government regulation, which Beijing proposed last month to subdue China’s runaway tech giants.
CHINA’S ‘AMAZON OF SERVICES’ SAYS IT WELCOMES BEIJING’S STRICTER OVERSIGHTEAMONBARRETTDECEMBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
Given all that’s gone on this year, it’s worth asking whether police officers and the communities they serve might be better off if cops had something other than guns to subdue unruly suspects.
A NEW VISION FOR AMERICADANIEL MALLOYNOVEMBER 29, 2020OZY
This year, school has become a hellscape of uncertainty due to the United States’ failure to subdue the coronavirus.
WHEN SCIENCE DOESN’T YET HAVE THE ANSWERSNANCY SHUTEAUGUST 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
However by 2nd century BC, especially after Carthage was subdued, the coastal city was reintegrated as a commercial port.
OSTIA ANTICA: RECONSTRUCTION AND HISTORY OF THE HARBOR CITY OF ANCIENT ROMEDATTATREYA MANDALAPRIL 14, 2020REALM OF HISTORY
Malcolm had selected it as a training-ground that evening, because he meant to weary and subdue his too highly spirited charger.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
And unless thou speedily prevent them, they will do greater things than these, and thou shalt not be able to subdue them.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
"It's an awfu' gran' book, Rob," she would say after a time, while she strove to subdue the sobs in her breast.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SUBDUE

  • conceal
  • cover
  • cushion
  • dampen
  • deaden
  • decrease
  • drown
  • dull
  • envelop
  • gag
  • hide
  • hush
  • mellow
  • mute
  • muzzle
  • put the lid on
  • quieten
  • shut down
  • silence
  • sit down on
  • smother
  • soft-pedal
  • soften
  • squelch
  • stifle
  • subdue
  • tone down
  • wrap
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