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  • n  forced submission to control by others
  • n  the act of conquering

  • The Chinese cue was forced on the Chinese 292 years ago by their Manchu conquerors as a badge of subjection.
  • Of course the Indians, with little written knowledge of Canadian history, did not know that their subjection began, not with the coming of white priests, but with the appearance .
  • This subjection is the common lot, although each spirit will bear it differently, in proportion to its own virtue.

  • Samuel Alito in Houston Chronicle
    Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion that Jack Davis, the wealthy New York industrialist who brought the lawsuit, was forced "to choose between the right to engage in unfettered political speech and subjection to discriminatory...
  • Murat Kurnaz in Deutsche Welle
    From electric shocks to having one's head submerged in water, (subjection to) hunger and thirst, or being shackled and suspended,Kurnaz said, listing the alleged abuses he faced while a detainee at Camp X-Ray in Cuba.
  • Richard Henry Lee in TPMCafe (blog)
    History does not more clearly point out any fact than this, that nations which have lapsed from liberty, to a state of slavish subjection, have been brought to this unhappy condition, by gradual paces,wrote Founder Richard Henry Lee.

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