be quiet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v be quiet refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent "The children shut up when their father approached"
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Quotations

  • William Dement
    William Dement
    “Dreaming permits each and everyone of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.”
  • Blaise Pascal
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    “I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise%20Pascal
    “All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.”
  • Edgar Allan Poe
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    “The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.”
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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    “Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my dear, kiss me and be quiet.”

Usage

In literature:

All may yet be well with you; but you must be quiet, or it will be the worse for you.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
Pray be quiet for a moment, and listen to common sense.
"Yr Ynys Unyg" by Julia de Winton
The Sabbath would be spent quietly and restfully, with at least two impressive and simple services.
"On the Indian Trail" by Egerton Ryerson Young
He should be continued in them so long as he can be made to submit quietly to their restraint.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
If you respect her life you will be quiet.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Be quiet, or you will be ill. Don't you hear what the mother says?
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
If you would explain it to them now, would they not be quieted?
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The physician will direct that the woman be put to bed, in a quiet, darkened room.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
After being thus driven out, they may be pushed about with impunity, and still be quiet!
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
He will be very quiet so as not disturb you.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Will you let me be quiet for a few minutes, my boy?
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
She would be quiet, she would be cold, she would show by her manner that Pete was impossible, she would break the news gently.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Quiet as quiet can be.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Upon my soul I will be quiet.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
She does not wish to meet people, her only desire is to be quiet, and let alone.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
She doesn't help one to be quiet as you do.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
L. To be quiet, for one thing, like Gulliver when he saw there was nothing better to be done.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
She felt that the latter must be quietly grappled with.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
Some quiet hotel, where you will not be subject to these terrible annoyances.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
When the Tories get in, these same gangs are paid to be quiet.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
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In poetry:

Unmarked in the market
As might be a mouse
Behind a low stool
In a quiet house
"Asses" by Padraic Colum
Wherefore I crie, and crie again;
And in no quiet canst thou be,
Till I a thankfull heart obtain
Of thee:
"Gratefulnesse" by George Herbert
She said no more, but lingered long
Upon that quiet spot,
With such a glory on her brow,
'T will never be forgot!
"The Vesper Chime" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
There the dews of quiet fall,
Singing birds and soft winds stray:
Shall the tender Heart of all
Be less kind than they?
"Andrew Rykman’s Prayer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Be not like a stream that brawls
Loud with shallow waterfalls,
But in quiet self-control
Link together soul and soul."
"Songo River. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I charge my thoughts, be humble still,
And all my carriage mild,
Content, my Father, with thy will,
And quiet as a child.
"Psalm 131" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Besides being intensely quiet, the room is also s.
A self-congratulatory poster that used to be found on dorm-room walls said, "Revolutions begin in quiet places".
The joys of working from home are many -- peace, quiet, wear whatever you like -- but the greatest may be the cozy warmth of using a laptop in bed.
Les Miles should be concentrating on quieting the critics with good football.
I was at a retreat, and our leader instructed us to go out by the lakeside and be quiet and still before the Lord.
Yellow Jacket portable fan is designed for flexibility and quiet operation, and is so durable it will never need to be replaced, as it is guaranteed for life.
They are quiet (the pump is noisy, but that can be somewhere out of earshot), and positioning and speed control can be done with great sensitivity.
How can young people know what they think if they haven't the time to be quiet and reflect.
It keeps happening at what should be a quiet residential intersection in Rio Rancho.
When a student is off task or misbehaving, you can often remedy the problem by complimenting another student, near the offender, for being on task, quiet, etc.
From the looks of it, its become quiet evident why Cowell would select someone like her to be on his stage.
I taught Kindergarten for over 25 years, and I know how difficult it can be teach young children how to be quiet and control their noise levels.
The ducts themselves can provide a path for other unwanted external noise to leak into the quiet room that is being cooled.
This year – based on their current roster, the salary cap and a market short on elite talent after winger Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter – the Sabres could be pretty quiet when free agency commences today at noon.
Despite a Sony spokesperson's claim a week ago that there would be no further price announcements, Sony quietly dropped the prices on all three of its e-reading devices over the July 4 weekend.
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In science:

Although in these ob jects the radio structures are not present, what has been learned for more than 20 years about giant nebulae associated with high z radio galaxies, can be very valuable to understand the nature and origin of the recently discovered radio quiet Lyα nebulae.
Giant Ly-alpha nebulae in the high redshift (z>2) Universe
They may also help to derive neutron star masses which would be very welcome especially if the radius can be derived by other means as for the radio-quiet X-ray thermal neutron stars.
On the Present and Future of Pulsar Astronomy
The mean magnetic field strength of the quiet sun is estimated to be 20 G, but high-resolution simulations of the Zeeman signal render it as a lower limit (Sanchez-Almeida 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
It is a relatively radio-quiet site out in the middle of what appears to be nowhere.
Astrophysics in 2006
We analyze Fe I 630 nm observations of the quiet Sun at disk center taken with the spectropolarimeter of the Solar Optical Telescope aboard the Hinode satellite. A significant fraction of the scanned area, including granules, turns out to be covered by magnetic fields.
Quiet Sun internetwork magnetic fields from the inversion of Hinode measurements
Thus most of the Be stars might be observed during these quiet phases when they are evolving back towards the limit.
Evolution towards the critical limit and the origin of Be stars
The point in a radio galaxy’s lifetime when it is intercepted by our light-cone is of course random; thus, whether we see a quasar to be radio-loud or radio-quiet is random, with the relative numbers of radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars being determined by the duty-cycle of sustained jet ejection in quasars.
Radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars: one population, different epochs of observation
This probably has to do with the smaller < B > range available in the quiet Sun, although it cannot be ruled out that the Ca ii K intensity does not increase so rapidly in the quiet Sun as in active regions (see Solanki et al. 1991).
The relationship between chromospheric emissions and magnetic field strength
The power-law exponents in the relation between the Ca ii K-line intensity and the network magnetic flux are found to be similar to those obtained by Schrijver et al. (1989) for an active region and by Harvey & White (1999) for the quiet Sun network.
The relationship between chromospheric emissions and magnetic field strength
Although this may be likely for radio-loud doublepeaked emitters, the ma jority of double-peaked emitters are radio-quiet.
Reprocessed emission from warped accretion discs induced by the Bardeen-Petterson effect
To establish the comparison with SUMER we assumed that the normalized radiance frequency distributions over quiet-Sun areas produced with data from the two instruments should be equal or very similar to each other.
The Structure and Dynamics of the Upper Chromosphere and Lower Transition Region as Revealed by the Subarcsecond VAULT Observations
The Quiet Sun exhibits a wide range of intensities, as it can be expected by the high optical thickness and strong structuring of the plasma.
The Structure and Dynamics of the Upper Chromosphere and Lower Transition Region as Revealed by the Subarcsecond VAULT Observations
Scattered around this Quiet Sun we find several cases of localized brightenings which may be related to explosive events, which we discuss in Section 6.
The Structure and Dynamics of the Upper Chromosphere and Lower Transition Region as Revealed by the Subarcsecond VAULT Observations
This means that one approximation to the total solar Lyα irradiance can be obtained using the Quiet Sun level adding a multiplying factor ∼7 for the percentage of the disc corresponding to plages (which could be obtained from other lines like Ca).
The Structure and Dynamics of the Upper Chromosphere and Lower Transition Region as Revealed by the Subarcsecond VAULT Observations
Sundance System controls the J2S Board via an interface and a set of command that will be defined in a successive section and we indicated in the diagram like ZCQSI (Zero Clock Quiet Serial Interface, indicating the aim to specify a low noise interface method using a reduced number of wires).
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
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