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Word: subside

Definition: sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate


Sentences Containing 'subside'

I had learned long ago that he only carried just so many rounds of ammunition, and was sure to subside into a very placable and even remorseful old smooth bore as soon as they were all gone.
Or sediment may be deposited to any thickness and extent over a shallow bottom, if it continue slowly to subside.
Oh, long, long afterwards, I saw that look subside, as it did now, into the lovely smile, with which she told me she had no fear for herself--I need have none for her--and parted from me by the name of Brother, and was gone!

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