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quell
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
suppress or stop completely
  • In the midst of all this noise and commotion, there was heard a sweet female voice, which quelled it in an instant.
    Chapter 28 — Looks after Oliver, and Proceeds with His Adventures (92% in)
  • ') Whether an exceedingly small expansion of eye be sufficient to quell paupers, who, being lightly fed, are in no very high condition; or whether the late Mrs. Corney was particularly proof against eagle glances; are matters of opinion.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (16% in)
  • The man had shrunk down, thoroughly quelled by the ferocity of the crowd, and the impossibility of escape; but seeing this sudden change with no less rapidity than it had occurred, he sprang upon his feet, determined to make one last effort for his life by dropping into the ditch, and, at the risk of being stifled, endeavouring to creep away in the darkness and confusion.
    Chapter 50 — The Pursuit and Escape (90% in)

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