He also accuses Isabel of repeatedly trying to seduce him, although he supposedly refused to succumb to her licentious ways.
Eli wants to replace her because he is worried Peter will succumb to temptation (“the optics are bad,” he says).
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.
Unfortunately as time went by, Edwards seemed to succumb to power and the entitlement concept.
It was my sad lot to see my dear Doto die—the first of the sufferers in the palace to succumb to the disease.
I struggle in vain against them; but the more I struggle the more I feel I must succumb.
The dragoons relieved one another so as not to succumb themselves to the punishment they were making others undergo.
"For a few moments, I feared he would not succumb to the bait," she said.
Others, again, succumb to the difficulties inseparable from the author's position.
late 15c., from Middle French succomber, from Latin succumbere "submit, sink down, lie under," from sub "down" (see sub-) + -cumbere "take a reclining position," related to cubare "lie down" (see cubicle). Originally transitive; sense of "sink under pressure" is first recorded c.1600. Related: Succumbed; succumbing.