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In no one instance had he flagged in spirit, or felt disposed to succumb.
Mother is usually worn out more easily than I, and she ends by siding with father; so that, at last, when they combine their forces against poor little me, I have to succumb.
I felt that I must soon succumb, nor was there any retreating now that I had gone this far.
For a time he felt no doubt as to the outcome--the strange white man must certainly succumb to terrible Simba--whoever heard of a lone man armed only with a knife slaying so mighty a beast
I love him who justifieth the future ones, and redeemeth the past ones: for he is willing to succumb through the present ones.