subdued


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  • adj

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not irritating, strident, or loud

not showy or obtrusive

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in a softened tone

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restrained in style or quality

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quieted and brought under control

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not brilliant or glaring

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lacking in light

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References in classic literature ?
If the thoats did not respond with sufficient celerity to the telepathic instructions of their riders they were dealt a terrific blow between the ears with the butt of a pistol, and if they showed fight this treatment was continued until the brutes either were subdued, or had unseated their riders.
This rough appeal, marked by the eloquence which characterized Mazarin when he spoke in Italian or Spanish and which he lost entirely in speaking French, was uttered with such impenetrable expression that Gondy, clever physiognomist as he was, had no suspicion of its being more than a simple warning to be more subdued.
It was some one conversing--yes, evidently, an audible, though subdued voice spoke in the garden immediately below me.
He stood in front of us now with the subdued manner of a well-trained servant.
With rows of flaring torches to light it up, and the colour and rude hilarity of an old-time banquet, it might have softened; but now, when two black-clothed gentlemen sat in the little circle of light thrown by a shaded lamp, one's voice became hushed and one's spirit subdued.
Even Tertius, that most perverse of men, was always subdued in the long-run: events had been obstinate, but still Rosamond would have said now, as she did before her marriage, that she never gave up what she had set her mind on.
We are tired from the play of the day, and the sounds we make are subdued.
As their approval and acclamation arose on the air, Red-Eye snarled down at them, and on the instant they were subdued to silence.
Three years ought to have subdued him," Harley insisted.
Cecilia arrived before the breakfast-table was cleared; as lovely, as gentle, as affectionate as ever--but looking unusually serious and subdued.
His silky white hair flows over his shoulders; he looks at us with faded blue eyes; he bows with a sad and subdued courtesy, and says, in the simplest manner, "I bid you welcome, gentlemen, to my house.
A half-hour later, the Lion, thoughtfully picking his teeth with his claws, told the Rattlesnake that he had never in all his varied experience in being subdued, seen a subduer try so earnestly to give it up.
been but slightly modified, was that of the tail of a subdued dog, and
Stepan Arkadyevitch sighed, wiped his face, and with a subdued tread walked out of the room.
They were now very subdued and silent, conversing almost in whispers, and stealing in and out with a soft and stealthy tread, very different from the boisterous trampling in which their arrivals and departures had hitherto been announced to the trembling captives.