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quell
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

3 uses
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Definition
suppress or stop completely
  • Maybe I was, he said, the strangeness of his answer quelling his mother's protests, fixing Paul in his place on the stairs.
    p. 280.8
  • Norah felt her daughter again, a presence just beyond sight, and quelled a sudden urge to run upstairs and check on Paul.
    p. 46.0
  • He liked swearing, and the memory of the hot wind on his face, and the way it quelled, for the moment anyway, this quiet rage.
    p. 206.4

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