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Some articles on tame:

Raja Desingu - Plot
... state coming under his dominion whose ruler manages to tame a wild horse in his stable ... Despite trying very hard, he failed to tame the wild horse and imprisoned by the Sultan of Delhi ... The dauntless Desingu manages to tame the stallion and ride it, to the loud cheers of the huge audience ...

More definitions of "tame":

  • (adj): Flat and uninspiring.
  • (adj): Very docile.
    Example: "Tame obedience"
    Synonyms: meek
  • (adj): Very restrained or quiet.
    Example: "A tame Christmas party"; "she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed"
  • (adj): Brought from wildness into a domesticated state.
    Example: "Tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"
    Synonyms: tamed
  • (verb): Make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans.
    Synonyms: domesticate
  • (verb): Correct by punishment or discipline.
    Synonyms: chasten, subdue

Famous quotes containing the word tame:

    I fancy it must be the quantity of animal food eaten by the English which renders their character insusceptible of civilisation. I suspect it is in their kitchens and not in their churches that their reformation must be worked, and that Missionaries of that description from [France] would avail more than those who should endeavor to tame them by precepts of religion or philosophy.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    Nor the tame will, nor timid brain,
    Nor heavy knitting of the brow
    Bred that fierce tooth and cleanly limb
    And threw him up to laugh on the bough;
    No government appointed him.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    We must accept or refuse one another as we are. I could tame a hyena more easily than my Friend. He is a material which no tool of mine will work.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)