quell

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  • All his better nature rose within him, all his worse nature was quelled. Cited from Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2, by John Wilson
  • The government, initially, tried to quell the movement through use of force.
  • He spoke after a moment while he quelled her instinctive effort to free herself. Cited from Greatheart, by Ethel M. Dell
  • Between the ages of four and eight a boy can be quelled by a look. Cited from Sally Bishop, by E. Temple Thurston
  • After they transport into the base, the combined forces are quickly able to quell the resistance.
  • The new king met with rebellions throughout his kingdom and quelled them each time.
  • They had a better success, but were also quelled in the end.
  • The government brought in military forces in an attempt to quell the violence and took direct control of security.
  • After all, with a little good will, these are matters that are as easily quelled as raised. Cited from The Case of Richard Meynell, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Ah, how is it to be kept under till the day shall come when it shall be quelled? Cited from The Cathedral, by Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • He knew nothing more of his money until the rebellion was quelled, and peace restored. Cited from Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4, by American Anti-Slavery Society
  • He hoped they would see the troops, and be quelled by the thought of their narrow escape. Cited from North and South, Elizabeth C Gaskell
  • The thought police quickly step in to quell any large problems or disputes.
  • The new emperor met with rebellions throughout his kingdom, and quelled them each time.
  • The advance guard had suffered, but their fire had quelled that of the enemy. Cited from Through Three Campaigns, by G. A. Henty
  • Federal troops were sent to quell the violence and peace was restored on the third day.
  • Over the next several hours, hundreds of troops arrived to quell the protest.
  • But scarcely was that enemy in some measure quelled, when the captain fell sick. Cited from Woman in the Ninteenth Century, Margaret F. Ossoli
  • The Government in order to quell the freedom movement sentenced all four to death.
  • European junior officers who attempted to quell the first outbreaks were killed by their own men.
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Meaning of quell

  • verb Overcome or allay
    quell my hunger