One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of subjecting a country or person to one's control, or the fact of being subjected.‘the country's subjection to European colonialism’
subjugation, domination, oppression, control, mastery, repression, suppression, bondage, slavery, enslavement, persecution, exploitation, abuseView synonyms
- ‘Although Thurman's character ultimately triumphs, the most memorable sequences by far involve her humiliation, subjection and abuse at the hands of three tormentors.’
- ‘Education meant the inculcation of truths as dogmas, the institutionalization of habits of obedience, the subjection of the individual to the community.’
- ‘Harlech, standing proudly upon the cliff edge that used to form the coastline, seems to best represent the symbolism of subjection that Edward I intended.’
- ‘No critique of dominance or subjection, certainly not of objectification, can be grounded in a vision of reality in which all sense perceptions are just sense perceptions.’
- ‘God's kingdom is one of fatherly and motherly compassion, not dominating majesty or slavish subjection.’
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