To save this word, you'll need to log in. I defer to your expertise in these matters. If the idea of someone succumbing brings to mind the image of a person lying down before more powerful forces, you have an excellent grasp of the Latin that gave us succumb. Succumb derives from the French word succomber , which is itself from the Latin word succumbere , meaning "to fall down" or "to yield. The current sense of "to yield" first appeared in print in the early 17th century; the more specific use-yielding to a disease or other destructive force-followed two centuries later. Examples of succumb in a Sentence Lepanto occupies a curious military fault line between ancient and modern. It was fought with galleys almost identical to those that had clashed in this same gulf sixteen centuries before, when the ships of Antony and Cleopatra succumbed to those of Octavian at the Battle of Actium.
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Salia was the third patient to be treated in Nebraska, but the first to succumb to the disease. Because we are surrounded by a world that demands we submit, succumb , and believe in nothing. In the 21st century, however, we suppress the magic of it and succumb to the fear of it. We've already seen Don resist temptation, and succumb to it, and resist it again. Rather than retreat, she seduced him by falling into a trance and pretending to succumb to a bout of automatic writing. For the first time, my stamina seemed inclined to succumb before it. Do not fumble with it, or succumb to the insinuating temptation of clinging to what is so effective. Was he likely to give in or to succumb to a woman like Mrs. Oddly enough, the country where the movement began was the last to succumb completely. This windfall of words will make you rich with knowledge.
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