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Yes, Child, I am on the point of succumbing under an awful something.

Scores of them were succumbing to hunger and cold every day.

He determined to pretend that he was succumbing to the hypnotic spell.

He made his answer the same which had kept him from succumbing to their complete domination.

In this instance it is well to overcome temptation by succumbing to it.

Lady Allie has confessed that she is succumbing to the charm of prairie life.

He was succumbing to irresistible, youthful, childish drowsiness.

What is your idea of the reason for his succumbing to such a temptation?

Some such thoughts, flitting before us, hinder us from succumbing to despair.

But I am told that this sort of aristocracy is succumbing to the new plutocracy.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French succomber, from Latin succumbere "submit, sink down, lie under," from sub "down" (see sub-) + -cumbere "take a reclining position," related to cubare "lie down" (see cubicle). Originally transitive; sense of "sink under pressure" is first recorded c.1600. Related: Succumbed; succumbing.

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