quiet down

Definitions

  • He went prancing down a quiet street
    He went prancing down a quiet street
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v quiet down become quiet or quieter "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
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Quotations

  • Barnett Cock
    Barnett Cock
    “A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.”
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nathaniel%20Hawthorne
    “Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

Usage

In literature:

Gentlemen, is it my duty to sit down quietly?
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
What a mistake for a man to make, who has come down for perfect quiet!
"The Talking Horse" by F. Anstey
One day, when Denton went down to that quiet seat beneath the flying stage, Elizabeth was not in her wonted place.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
They were then to wait through the day until dusk, slip quietly down, and capture the ranch before the return of the party with the gold.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
So I was quiet, when after a long time Yvon came down to me.
"Rosin the Beau" by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
Get quietly in from behind some of the overhanging bushes, and float down with the stream.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
She sat down quietly beside him and patiently waited.
"David Fleming's Forgiveness" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Say I had laid a hundred I would quiet down the most vicious quadruped they could find in an hour.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Down below all was quiet, and the engines were moving slowly.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
They soon settled down into their new life, and their days passed happily and quietly.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Crook sits down in the quiet that fell when we had gone down the valley, an' covers his face wid his hands.
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
Arrest the gipsy; and you men here get into this crowd and quiet it down.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
My strength seemed to desert me all at once, so I thought I would lie down and keep quiet.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
They walked quietly along the ravine until they sighted Indians down at the bottom.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
I said to myself that I could just take Jennie, and then, after a while, when things had quieted down some, we could separate.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
They quieted down after this and, slouching into the sand, lighted their pipes and waited.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
He held her down with gentle force and ordered her to lie quiet.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
He sat down, drew her upon his lap, and told her, in plain, quiet voice, the whole matter.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
There he stood, quiet and erect, the great tears rolling down his cheeks.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
McGillicuddy, after the prisoners had been secured and things quieted down.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
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In poetry:

Say; down those Halls of Quiet
Doth he cry upon his Queen?
Or doth he sleep contented
To dream of what has been?
"The King of Ireland's Cairn" by Anna Johnston MacManus
At last we reach'd the spot where she,
In early summer days,
Had watch'd the sun all quietly
Go down with golden blaze.
"The Last Sweet Walk" by Alexander Anderson
And you ruffle glassy rivers
Winding down through sloping plains.
And I hear your stealthy whisper
In the quiet of the lanes.
"The Four Winds" by R S Ward
One star alone from the blue sky
Looks down upon the simple stream,
With such a quiet, loving eye,
That I perforce must dream.
"One Star Alone" by Alexander Anderson
My baby sleeps--a tiny mound,
All covered by the little flowers,
Woos me in all my waking hours,
Down in the quiet burying-ground.
"The Sleeping Child" by Eugene Field
Whether my heart with hope or sorrow tremble,
Thou sympathizest still; wild and unquiet,
I fling me down; thy ripple, like a river,
Flows valleyward, where calmness is, and by it
My heart is floated down into the land of quiet.
"The Birch-Tree" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

John McCain patiently explained that this was not correct, and Gayle quietly sat down.
As London quiets down, British bask in a post-Olympic glow.
The public outcry over TUSD's plan to cut costs by closing up to 14 schools officially quieted down Monday night.
The MTA rolled out its newest bus earlier this week that promises to offer a quiet, more environmentally-friendly ride and cut down on maintenance costs, officials said Thursday.
When things quieted down, St Cloud had 11 inches of new snow on the ground.
THE SHOUTS start out quietly and then get louder and louder as the practice moves on and the shots go down.
The 'Calm Act' Will Quiet Down Commercials, So What Should Congress Do Next.
You'd think life would quiet down.
Paddle people told to quiet down before ball is snapped.
Sunshine returned to central New York earlier today as the weather pattern over the Northeast gets ready to quiet down.
Britton Siegert was arrested over the weekend after he went to his neighbor's house off Commando Trail with a gun demanding that they quiet down while allegedly posing as a cop.
View this Quiet Down Photo 1 1970 Mustang Coupe.
The racing season is winding down and one might think that all would be quiet.
Google has been quietly slowing down its book-scanning work with partner libraries, according to librarians involved with the vast Google Books digitization project.
As a lot of artists begin to age, I've noticed they tend to slow down and quietly disappear.
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In science:

In Paper 1 we found that footpoint or uniform nanoflare heating exhibit hot upflows, thus fitting in the observational scenario of active regions, while Alfv´en wave heating was found to exhibit hot downflows, which may fit in the observational scenario of quiet Sun regions (Chae et al. 1998; Brosius et al. 2007).
The role of torsional Alfven waves in coronal heating
These simulations provide speci fic prescriptions f or the redshift evolution of the various populations which dominate the radio source counts: powerful active galactic nuclei at bright flu xes, down to the less luminous radio-quiet AGN, starburst and star-forming galaxies.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
In their models, the quiet solution is obtained that the particles are put at equilibrium positions along the dipole magnetic field line and this picture would be valid if the plasma is set down fully inside the light cylinder and the magnetic field is larger than the electric field.
A Particle Simulation for the Axisymmetric Pulsar Magnetosphere: II. the case of dipole field
These latter two plots allow us to understand how the velocities are evolving with time—whether they are relaxing down to a quiet state (as we hope), or increasing without bound.
Mapping Initial Hydrostatic Models in Godunov Codes
Although work on PSR B0809+74 quiets down after this intense per iod, significant observational progress for the understanding of subpulse dr ifting in general is made on 0943+10.
Radio Pulsars
The emission from these structures indeed shows Quiet Sun levels, down to our detection threshold for the histogram (0.5).
The Structure and Dynamics of the Upper Chromosphere and Lower Transition Region as Revealed by the Subarcsecond VAULT Observations
Most Active Galactic Nuceli (AGN), about 90%, were instead “radio quiet” down the milli-Jansky level and did not show any jets.
Workshop Summary for Cracow 1997: Relativistic Jets in AGNs
In addition, observations have found that although up-flows and down-flows happen consecutively at the chromospheric level right after a flare, the temperature and gas density eventually return to the quiet-Sun values (e.g., Raftery et al. (2008)).
Interpreting Helioseismic Structure Inversion Results of Solar Active Regions
Here comes three examples of possible physics mechanisms: • The “quiet string scenario”. A conventional QCD cascade gives a fractal structure , i.e. the string is wrinked on all scales (down to some unknown infrared cut-off ).
Soft Photoproduction Physics
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