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  • Then they heard a sound below, a man’s footsteps, and a man’s voice called subduedly:

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories 2003

  • Memories overwhelmed him; they hummed and buzzed subduedly in his ears.

    Autumn Thomas Plastino Martin 2010

  • Then he tapped so subduedly that it sounded as if he were speaking in a very low voice:

    Autumn Thomas Plastino Martin 2010

  • After this he became quiet, and a little constrained, and when they had withdrawn for coffee, the talk went subduedly, with a little difficulty.

    Kangaroo 2004

  • If everybody had not been subduedly angry, it would have been ridiculous.

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories 2003

  • I looked up and saw a mass of air ducts and subduedly humming machinery suspended from the roof; then I glanced back at Rube.

    Time and Again Finney, Jack 1995

  • The whole landscape is now covered with this indescribable pomp; it is discerned on the uplands afar off; and Blue Hill in Milton, at the distance of several miles, actually glistens with rich, dark light, -- no, not glistens, nor gleams, -- but perhaps to say glows subduedly will be a truer expression for it.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866 Various

  • The music became tenderly reminiscent, subduedly cheerful.

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough

  • Securing tickets from a stout, showy ticket-seller, adorned with a stunning silk dress, crushing bracelets, and an overpowering bonnet, they subduedly entered a room twenty feet long by six or eight wide, illuminated with the mellow glow of what appeared to be about thirty moons.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 3, March, 1862 Various

  • His narration was clear and unadorned, proper sentences were subduedly humorous, but the impressive parts were delivered with an effect that reminded me of the elder Kean.

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 9, August 26, 1850 Various


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