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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

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

    Autumn

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

    Autumn

  • After this he became quiet, and a little constrained, and when they had withdrawn for coffee, the talk went subduedly, with a little difficulty.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

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

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

  • 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

  • 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

  • The music became tenderly reminiscent, subduedly cheerful.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • 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

  • 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

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