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succumb to something

to yield to something, especially a temptation, fatal disease, a human weakness, etc. He finally succumbed to his pneumonia. She did not succumb to the disease until she was very old.
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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 kept this up as long as possible, but as the east paled with the coming of dawn I began to succumb.
With all this were the really useful men, the workers, victims of such parasites; men sincerely devoted to their country, who stood vigorously out from the background of the other incapables, yet who were often forced to succumb through unworthy trickery.
There is a class of persons to whom by all spiritual affinity I am bought and sold; for them I will go to prison if need be; but your miscellaneous popular charities; the education at college of fools; the building of meeting-houses to the vain end to which many now stand; alms to sots, and the thousand-fold Relief Societies;--though I confess with shame I sometimes succumb and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar which by and by I shall have the manhood to withhold.
I love him who justifieth the future ones, and redeemeth the past ones: for he is willing to succumb through the present ones.
I love him who chasteneth his God, because he loveth his God: for he must succumb through the wrath of his God.
I love him whose soul is deep even in the wounding, and may succumb through a small matter: thus goeth he willingly over the bridge.
I love all who are like heavy drops falling one by one out of the dark cloud that lowereth over man: they herald the coming of the lightning, and succumb as heralds.
Perhaps he was in danger of acting from obstinacy; perhaps it was his duty to succumb.
President of the Judicial Council Branko Ushkovski Thursday stressed that he will fight for the honor of this institution, for the authority and rights of the judges and that the Council won't succumb to political influence.
Euro Could Succumb to ECBEoe1/4aos Neutral Stance, Weak Data Japanese Yen Volatility Likely on Currency Intervention.
The reason men succumb more often to illness is largely because of hormones.
Will the plant eaters succumb to his insatiable hunger--or is it time to call in reinforcements?
Norah had a nervous breakdown after 18 months--is it any surprise then that so many transsexuals succumb to drugs, alcohol, and suicide?
How could it succumb, at long last, to a barbarian usurper at the head of an Italian army composed largely of other barbarians?