The EU has tamed these ancient tribalisms in fits and starts.
However, those thinking that being on the gala committee had tamed Moss, discovered otherwise.
Back then, the Iron Lady tamed the over-mighty unions as ruthlessly as a medieval monarch.
Luckily, says Hounsou, the direction society is moving makes this the perfect time for that Wild West to be tamed.
You can draw a fairly straight line from Helms to Karl Rove, who tamed and adapted the approach for a national audience.
This was afore he got married, Sim; his wife's tamed him a little.
They are then tamed, and finally trained to do tricks that men want them to do.
His spirit had never been tamed, he had the blood of fighting men in his veins, and he had read innumerable stories of chivalry.
The sword and the fever have done their work, and tamed your tyrants.
The wild cat has been tamed but it has not been found to be a very attractive animal to handle when angry.
Old English tom, tam "domesticated, docile," from Proto-Germanic *tamaz (cf. Old Norse tamr, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tam, Old High German zam, German zahm "tame," Gothic tamjan "to tame"), from PIE *deme- "to constrain, to force, to break (horses)" (cf. Sanskrit damayati "tames;" Persian dam "a tame animal;" Greek daman "to tame, subdue," dmetos "tame;" Latin domare "to tame, subdue;" Old Irish damnaim "I tie up, fasten, I tame, subdue"). Possible ulterior connection with PIE *dem- "house, household" (see domestic). Meaning "spiritless, weak, dull" is recorded from c.1600.
early Middle English teme, from Old English temian "make tame" (see tame (adj.)); form altered 14c. by influence of the adjective. Related: Tamed; taming.