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  • To deaden their fear they ate the sandwiches they had brought. Cited from Dame Care, by Hermann Sudermann
  • We discover this in whole countries where luxury has not removed the classes of society at too wide distances from each other, to deaden their sympathies. Cited from Literary Character of Men of Genius, by Isaac Disraeli
  • But I know some sceptical critics will ask, does not the way in which he is accustomed to regard mountains rather deaden their poetical influence? Cited from English Prose, Ed. by Frederick William Roe and George Roy Elliott
  • That night the rumble of the ice fields was clearer because there was no wind to deaden their tumult. Cited from The River's End, James Oliver Curwood
  • It was the custom among the Jews to give to men about to die by the cross some medicine to deaden their feelings, so that they would not suffer so greatly. Cited from The Wonder Book of Bible Stories, Compiled by Logan Marshall
  • This proved to be the case, and together they made their way up quietly, but even had they had their shoes on, the snow was already sufficiently deep to deaden their footsteps. Cited from Won by the Sword, by G.A. Henty
  • They hurried through the trees and bushes toward their horses, taking no particular pains now to deaden their footsteps, since the Southerners themselves were making a good deal of noise as they took refuge. Cited from The Sword of Antietam, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Man is compassionate of ills of which he is a witness; absence is necessary to deaden their vivid impression; they move the heart when the eye contemplates them. Cited from The Ancient Regime, by Hippolyte A. Taine OCFV1
  • You deaden their minds with the fumes of opium. Cited from Jean-Christophe: In Paris, by Romain Rolland
  • The poor fellows had been lying about, trying to deaden their hunger by sleep, but at the order they leapt to their feet, seized the ropes, and Ghent was electrified by hearing the triumphal peal bursting out in the stillness of the night. Cited from A March on London, by G. A. Henty
  • This silence, to M'Carthy, began to wear a solemn and a fearful aspect, especially as he knew enough of the habits of the people to be aware, that in drinking whiskey is often resorted to in order to deaden their moral, perceptions, or, in other words, as a stimulant to crime. Cited from The Tithe-Proctor, by William Carleton