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quash as in:  quashed the decree

quash as in:  quashed the rebellion

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  • The story that Laura had committed suicide, so efficiently quashed at the time, rose to the surface again.†   (source)
  • Working in concert with France's King Philippe IV, the Pope devised an ingeniously planned sting operation to quash the Templars and seize their treasure, thus taking control of the secrets held over the Vatican.†   (source)
  • I have quite enough to do at the moment without trying to quash these ridiculous rumors.†   (source)
  • But she quashes that urge really quickly.†   (source)
  • I'm sure this sort of talk would be enough to quash some men's appetite for what they were about to do; but the Doctor wasn't that sort of man.†   (source)
  • I quashed all signs of physical affection lest put ideas in Jenny's head.†   (source)
  • But if you think you can quash my ideals, force me to eat meat when I told you I don't, expect me to care about your aching back when you don't seem the slightest bit interested in my life, you can forget it.†   (source)
  • De Wet then quashed the indictment and gaveled the session to a close.†   (source)
  • I'd been expecting him to lead the party demanding the Seeker's death (I kept the cryotank always cradled in my arms; I slept lightly, my hand touching its smooth surface), but he was nowhere to be found, and Jeb had quashed the resistance easily in his absence.†   (source)
  • And Litvinoff, secretly flattered, did nothing to quash it.†   (source)
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  • You were taking a trip, and I quashed my first instinct to grab you, shake you out of it, in case doing that pulled me in with you.†   (source)
  • Her resistance had been quashed in less than a second.†   (source)
  • I try to quash my desperation.†   (source)
  • Neither Ameh Bozorg nor anyone else in the family attempted to quash Moody's rage.†   (source)
  • Had the fear I'd tried to quash—the one that Claire wouldn't survive this operation—somehow bled into reality?†   (source)
  • Max began to speak, but Miss Boon flicked him a look that quashed all protest.†   (source)
  • Mission had their chances, but strong defense had quashed each attempted rally.†   (source)
  • The great master of the holy gracious sap, the lord whose foot quashes suns, who directs and interprets through my tense hand the jerky flow of the holy blessed sap.†   (source)
  • My mother—all four feet eleven and a half inches and z 17 pounds of her—patrols the streets of Brooklyn at night in a skintight uniform, clanging with enough antiriot gear to quash another Attica.†   (source)
  • He had a moment's empathetic thought for any Horvath who was and quashed it rather automatically.†   (source)
  • He was publicly labeled a pervert and his career in civil rights was effectively quashed.†   (source)
  • Whether this statement will be enough to quash the rumors that several bodies were removed from the woods an hour later, remains to be seen.†   (source)
  • I asked him what were the chances of getting the sentence quashed.†   (source)
  • 'You ought to get it quashed,' she said.†   (source)
  • And it was difficult to get a judgment quashed except on technical grounds.†   (source)
  • But I was wrong in thinking that the religious controversy was quashed; it flamed up again after dinner on Brideshead's last evening.†   (source)
  • The Crittenden Resolution had been rejected, the border states had quashed his plan of compensated emancipation, his generals were still floundering, and he had already lost the support of great numbers of conservatives.†   (source)
  • Your grandfather got him out, quashed the indictment and paid the fine and brought him back to his office and talked to him while Judith waited in the anteroom.†   (source)
  • Ask Maxim whether he would like me to telephone Dick and see if he can do anything to quash the verdict?†   (source)
  • But it chanced, because of the absence of the proper judge, that the case came before an ignorant and honest person who quashed the injunction secured by Mrs. McCandless's lawyer and instructed the Department of Public Health that it might use such methods as the city ordinances provided for emergencies.†   (source)
  • Analysis is good as a tool of enlightenment and civilization—to the extent that it shakes stupid preconceptions, quashes natural biases, and undermines authority.†   (source)
  • But although the smouldering maternal instinct was strong enough in her to lead her to quash her husband's conjecture, she was not disposed on second thoughts to be more candid than necessary.†   (source)
  • Let 'em quash every pocket borough to-morrow, and bring in every mushroom town in the kingdom—they'll only increase the expense of getting into Parliament.†   (source)
  • The instant quashing of her purpose by their absence affected her brain as a sudden vacuum affects the body: she nearly fainted.†   (source)
  • Once denounced, and on such grave grounds as had just now been suggested to his mind, he foresaw that the dreadful woman of whose unrelenting character he had seen many proofs, would produce against him that fatal register, and would quash his last chance of life.†   (source)
  • Then the decree nisi and the King's proctor tries to show cause why and, he failing to quash it, nisi was made absolute.†   (source)
  • I can dispel your foolish fears, madame, For I know the art of quashing each qualm.†   (source)
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