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quell
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

3 uses
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Definition
suppress or stop completely
  • Atticus was on his feet at the bench saying something to him, Mr. Heck Tate as first officer of the county stood in the middle aisle quelling the packed courtroom.
    p. 231.6
quelling = suppressing (silencing)
  • Through all the head-shaking, quelling of nausea and Jem-yelling, I had heard another sound, so low I could not have heard it from the sidewalk.
    p. 54.8
  • quelling = stopping or suppressing
  • Miss Maudie's tin roof quelled the flames.
    p. 94.8
quelled = stopped
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