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quell
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Jane Eyre
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  • Discipline prevailed: in five minutes the confused throng was resolved into order, and comparative silence quelled the Babel clamour of tongues.
  • How could you make them look so clear, and yet not at all brilliant? for the planet above quells their rays.
  • It is a happy thing that time quells the longings of vengeance and hushes the promptings of rage and aversion.
  • His form was of the same strong and stalwart contour as ever: his port was still erect, his hair was still raven black; nor were his features altered or sunk: not in one year’s space, by any sorrow, could his athletic strength be quelled or his vigorous prime blighted.
  • …its threshold was to return to stagnation; to cross the silent hall, to ascend the darksome staircase, to seek my own lonely little room, and then to meet tranquil Mrs. Fairfax, and spend the long winter evening with her, and her only, was to quell wholly the faint excitement wakened by my walk, — to slip again over my faculties the viewless fetters of an uniform and too still existence; of an existence whose very privileges of security and ease I was becoming incapable of…

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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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