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quell
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Great Expectations
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  • Deeming that a serene and unconscious contemplation of him would best beseem me, and would be most likely to quell his evil mind, I advanced with that expression of countenance, and was rather congratulating myself on my success, when suddenly the knees of Trabb’s boy smote together, his hair uprose, his cap fell off, he trembled violently in every limb, staggered out into the road, and crying to the populace, "Hold me!

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  • The government declared a state of emergency in an attempt to quell political unrest.
  • Staying busy helps to quell my hunger.

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