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No one with the tamed soul and broken spirit of a slave can be free.

Some of these had indeed been tamed, but more had been degraded.

This animal may be tamed, and then becomes very frolicksome and full of tricks.

The crops continued to grow on the tamed black dirt of the planetoid.

This was afore he got married, Sim; his wife's tamed him a little.

His mom said, “Never be ashamed”, But classmates said, “He should be tamed!”

The tamers were now omnipotent in comparison with the tamed.

In those days the Russians had not tamed the insolence of the Turkish people.

The brute these two vagabonds had tamed had entered on its service while Heyst and Lena were away.

Wild beasts can be tamed by kindness, which makes these men wild.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English tom, tam "domesticated, docile," from Proto-Germanic *tamaz (cf. Old Norse tamr, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tam, Old High German zam, German zahm "tame," Gothic tamjan "to tame"), from PIE *deme- "to constrain, to force, to break (horses)" (cf. Sanskrit damayati "tames;" Persian dam "a tame animal;" Greek daman "to tame, subdue," dmetos "tame;" Latin domare "to tame, subdue;" Old Irish damnaim "I tie up, fasten, I tame, subdue"). Possible ulterior connection with PIE *dem- "house, household" (see domestic). Meaning "spiritless, weak, dull" is recorded from c.1600.

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