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  • His passion for justice to his mother did not deaden his feeling for others. Cited from Mrs. Shelley, by Lucy M. Rossetti
  • I tried to deaden the fire, but with one hand he pushed me off. Cited from Hans Brinker/Silver Skates/etc by Mary Mapes Dodge
  • There was no other sound to deaden her husband's distinct, low voice. Cited from Red Pottage, by Mary Cholmondeley
  • But do not let any difficulty deaden to you the clear voice of your own consciousness. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: Acts, by Maclaren
  • All this could not deaden his love for knowledge and truth. Cited from The Haskalah Movement in Russia, by Jacob S. Raisin
  • Do they not, as a rule, give something to deaden pain? Cited from Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII, by Robert Green Ingersoll
  • He shut his eyes and forced himself to think of other things, in order to deaden his hunger. Cited from Pelle the Conqueror, V2, Martin Anderson Nexo
  • From the time they began their work, every pains had been taken to deaden sounds. Cited from On the Irrawaddy, by G. A. Henty
  • As intelligence spreads more widely over the land, why fear that it will deaden religion? Cited from Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2, by John Wilson
  • He knew the danger which lay in the last aid to deaden his pain, so he rarely sought it. Cited from The Shield of Silence, by Harriet T. Comstock
  • That studio-talk tends to deaden this sense of the open-air is just as certain. Cited from Adventures in Criticism, by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • He had taken off his boots to deaden the sound of his feet, and he stepped outside his door. Cited from Valley Of Silent Men, by James Oliver Curwo
  • The little pains of life, they make one feel, need not kill true joy, nor deaden effort. Cited from The Centaur, by Algernon Blackwood
  • Age did not blunt her feelings, nor deaden her interest in the events of the day. Cited from Brave Men and Women, by O.E. Fuller
  • She could neither sit still, nor think, nor deaden her torment. Cited from A Terrible Secret, by May Agnes Fleming
  • Thundercracker has the ability to completely deaden all sound in an area with his engines.
  • Part of it was the desire for human sympathy -- one thing, at least, which age did not deaden. Cited from Lifted Masks, by Susan Glaspell
  • A little lamp black will serve to deaden the color of the paint. Cited from Apple Growing, by M. C. Burritt
  • The heavy work among the ideas of men of bygone days did not deaden intellectual projects of his own. Cited from The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3), by John Morley
  • Under his feet was only sufficient snow to deaden his own footsteps, and he still carried his snow-shoes upon his back. Cited from The Wolf Hunters, by James Oliver Curwood
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How deaden gets used

Meaning of deaden

  • verb Make vapid or deprive of spirit
    deadened wine
  • verb Lessen the momentum or velocity of
    deaden a ship's headway
  • verb Become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor
  • verb Make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
    Terror blunted her feelings, deaden a sound
  • verb Convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil