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She is opposed, but will ultimately acquiesce to the will of the majority.
  reluctant or unenthusiastic compliance, consent, or agreement
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  • She is opposed, but will ultimately acquiesce to the will of the majority.
  • You can make them acquiesce, but don’t expect them to be happy about it.
  • I needed the money, though, so I’d bitten my tongue and acquiesced.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • In the end she had won, and her father had acquiesced against his better judgment.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • Defarge looked gloomily at his wife, and gave no other answer than a gruff sound of acquiescence.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • We were accustomed to prompt, if not always cheerful acquiescence to Atticus’s instructions, but from the way he stood Jem was not thinking of budging.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • I may be forced to acquiesce in these recent developments, but I can hardly be expected to make merry over them.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • I’d be screaming at them, telling them how much I detested their blind, thoughtless, automatic acquiescence to it all, their simple-minded patriotism ... how they were sending me off to fight a war they didn’t understand and didn’t want to understand.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • I had wished her out of my life, and she had acquiesced, floating out of her body to escape my terrible hatred.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Miro acquiesced, saw the reasonableness of the move.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death

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  • She seemed not only to acquiesce, to be reconciled to her life and marriage, but to be actually proud of it.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Vera had acquiesced.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • I could not but acquiesce, for I was dog tired, and could not have sat up had I tried.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • ’So it is,’ acquiesced Mr. Claypole.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Hector MacQueen acquiesced willingly in the search.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • each time he was forced to acquiesce to Danny’s rendition of a passage
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • who nodded her head gravely and slowly in acquiescence.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • "Well, that ought to be reason enough," he acquiesced.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity,
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • Poor old fellow, he had not uttered one word of surprise, complaint, fear, or even acquiescence from the very beginning of our troubles till now, when we had laid him down in the log-house to die.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Thinking it would prove of benefit to the scrivener, I acquiesced;
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • no one has ever suffered such torments ... and yet even to these, habit brought ... a certain callousness of soul, a certain acquiescence of despair;
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Mr. Woodhouse was to be talked into an acquiescence of his daughter’s going out to dinner on a day now near at hand, and spending the whole evening away from him.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Certain seeds it will not nurture, certain fruit it will not bear, and when the land kills of its own volition, we acquiesce and say the victim had no right to live.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • We were told at first that the hospital wouldn’t be able to determine the cause of death until Monday, when they would perform the autopsy. But my father’s radio station wanted to issue a news release about his death... The morgue acquiesced, and by Saturday afternoon we found out that he had died from...
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • She curtsied her acquiescence.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • He’d flattered me—he understood me well enough to know I craved flattery—and in gratitude, I acquiesced.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • If here and there he was dissatisfied or puzzled, he must acquiesce; she was choosing the better part.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • ...once she really understood the nature of his love for her, once she realized that he’d done all this for her—for them—she would acquiesce.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • She had a sense of acquiescing in this plan with the passiveness of a sufferer resigned to the surgeon’s touch;
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Haller belongs to those who have been caught between two ages, who are outside of all security and simple acquiescence.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • I acquiesced, rationalizing that it would be for only a few days.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • not to call them in was to acquiesce in the loss of some of the gems of his collection.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Though amazed at so curious an objection, the Americans, still smiling, acquiesced:
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Xavier acquiesced.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • I don’t see how this one-year acquiescence to your great-uncle’s will could do anything but improve your track record; however, you do have the option to stop this process at any point in time.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • That having quietly acquiesced in what was of so much greater importance, it was absurd, if not downright hypocrisy, to affect any qualms at this trifle.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Max glanced at Cooper, who nodded his acquiescence.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Arya acquiesced, but Eragon could tell that she found it distasteful.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Decades from now, people will look back and wonder how societies could have acquiesced in a sex slave trade in the twenty-first century that, as we’ve seen, is bigger than the transatlantic slave trade was in the nineteenth.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • His acquiescence calmed her.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • The red-faced judge hastily acquiesced in this extraordinary order and promptly left town.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • His acquiescence probably had to do with the fact that...
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • My parents’ publisher placed an abashed plea for another Amazing Amy book, and they acquiesced for a lovely fat sum.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • But like the groupies always do, I acquiesce.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • But some of the things we did, I just—I did just to see if anyone would actually use them, would acquiesce.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • She looked so stressed that I acquiesced.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • As she grew older, Gabby acquiesced more to her mother’s opinions about clothing and the proper behavior for ladies, simply to avoid feeling guilty.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
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