quietude

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quietude a state of peace and quiet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quietude Rest; repose; quiet; tranquillity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quietude Rest; repose; quiet; tranquillity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Quietude rest: repose: freedom from agitation or alarm: stillness: peace: silence
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. quietudo,: cf. F. quiétude,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. quietusquiscĕre, to rest.

Usage

In literature:

Here is neither the broken, picturesque shore of the north nor the inland quietude of Ronkonkoma.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878" by Various
The grand political events at this time occurring had disturbed the quietude of this family, as well as that of most others.
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
Now, I want to have rest and quietude.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
But when Gourlay spoke it was with deadly quietude.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
When a chance visitor did intrude upon her quietude, his welcome was assured.
"Nancy McVeigh of the Monk Road" by R. Henry Mainer
Soon we shall be obliged to settle into quietude.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
Then things settled down again in quietude.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
He was often thus when communing with himself on board ship in the quietude of the night.
"Peter and Wendy" by James Matthew Barrie
Dinner over, he left them for the quietude of the garden.
"Where the Souls of Men are Calling" by Credo Harris
They come for natural beauty, pure air, and quietude.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
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In poetry:

What a peaceful change I'd witness,
How my heart with rapture'd glow,
While the murmurs of the quietude
Lull my soul in sweet repose.
"Quietude" by Frank Barbour Coffin
But round his grave are quietude and beauty,
And the sweet heaven above,--
The fitting symbols of a life of duty
Transfigured into love!
"In Remembrance Of Joseph Sturge" by John Greenleaf Whittier
To them the green fields and the wood
Lent something of their quietude,
And golden-tinted sunset seemed
Prophetical of all they dreamed.
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But comes a time, when waves and wind,
In restful quietude remain,
A change then comes upon the mind,
And stormy passion's recent reign.
"By The Lake" by Thomas Frederick Young
As through the streets I pass,
With their shrill clatter,
This largesse from the hills and streams,
This quietude of flowers and dreams,
Round me I scatter.
"Country Largesse" by Richard Le Gallienne
Had I a million dollars, friend, I don't know what I'd do,
But now and then I think I'd roam and simply spend a few;
Again I think I'd steal away to rural quietude,
And spend the rest of life among the simple and the rude.
"If I Had A Million" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Earl Kim, a composer whose music valued economy, precision and quietude, and who was an important mentor to younger composers during a 23-year career at Harvard University, died last Thursday at his home in Cambridge, Mass.
TIGRE, about 45 minutes outside Buenos Aires , has long been home to artists who prefer the quietude of the Paraná Delta to the urban tumult of the big city.
"Bird Song" is an exhibit of quietude and tranquility featuring landscape and still life paintings & drawings by local artist Paula Takahashi.
Nestled against the eastern base of the Transamerica Pyramid is a half-acre grove of young redwoods transplanted from the Santa Cruz Mountains, their hushed dignity imparting a bit of reflective quietude to the heart of the concrete jungle.
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In science:

There we observe per iods of intermittent emission and quietude, in groups about as long as the nulls in PSR B0809+74.
Radio Pulsars
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