tranquility

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tranquility a disposition free from stress or emotion
    • n tranquility a state of peace and quiet
    • n tranquility an untroubled state; free from disturbances
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Quotations

  • Charlotte Bronte
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    “It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.”
  • Thomas Kempis
    Thomas%20Kempis
    “He has great tranquillity of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault-finding of men.”
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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    “While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “We think a happy life consists in tranquility of mind.”
  • James Thurber
    James%20Thurber
    “Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.”
  • Graffiti
    Graffiti
    “Laughter is the only tranquilizer with no side effects.”

Usage

In literature:

As I rode home by departing daylight, a solemn tranquillity reigned throughout the scene.
"The Annals of the Poor" by Legh Richmond
His tranquil and prosperous reign is the most pleasing period in the history of the Roman Empire.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
The consuls Caius Claudius, the son of Appius, and Publius Valerius Publicola, found the state in a more tranquil condition.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
Belgium passed through the troubled years of revolution in comparative tranquillity.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
I felt tolerably tranquil; I had now cast my last stake, and was prepared to abide by the result.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
Tranquil Meadows, a fine area of grassland, is just south of the Bar-O.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
Because you keep tranquil, watching us shedding our blood?
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
What can be strong enough to disturb the tranquillity that fills the soul independent of all externals?
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
But they all continued tranquil for the present, and seemed to attend only to domestic improvement.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
By the next morning a certain tranquillity was restored.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
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In poetry:

God knoweth : we could only see
The tranquil strength he gained;
The bondage lost in liberty,
The fear in love unfeigned.
"William Forster" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And gazed upon the face of death
With eye of tranquil ray,
Well pleased, as with the snowy flowers,
That on her bosom lay.
"Madam Pond," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
Approached me; calm tranquillities,
The spirits of the wood,
Shadowed my heart with peacefulness,
Hush, coolness, solitude.
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
My Shepherd is the Lord my God,—
There is no want I know;
His flock He leads in verdant meads,
Where tranquil waters flow.
"The Twenty-Third Psalm" by Eugene Field
And whilst I rest in tranquil hope
To share my Saviour's bliss,
Know that if e'er I cease to pray,
I'll cease to think me his.
"On Being Asked the Necessity of Prayer" by Caroline Fry
Thou tyrant to each tranquil joy
That friendship can bestow;
Turning each stream that cheer'd the soul,
To fill the cup of woe.
"To Disappointment" by Elizabeth Bath

In news:

NEW YORK (AP) — Grand Central isn't exactly known as a temple of tranquility and relaxation.
Our writer finds a slice of tranquility in an unlikely place.
Tranquil Court, a commercial building in Myers Park, has a new owner.
Taxi driver kills 12, wounds 25 in shooting spree across a tranquil stretch of northwest England.
Energy From Your Tranquil Pond.
Traveling Beyond the Canyon Tranquil Grand Cayman Beckons By Helen Truszkowski Apr 23, 2004 - 11:44:00 PM.
Hometown of British Prisoners Known for Tranquil Diversity.
Zesty cuisine in a tranquil setting.
Tranquil Japanese city says it will host safe '98 Olympics.
Thanks for help with Miss Tranquility , Lord Calvert.
Raley's first strike after 77 years of labor tranquility .
At Givenchy, Sweet Tranquility .
Neil Armstrong, who stood on moon's Sea of Tranquility , to be buried at sea.
Items Tagged with ' tranquility '.
Finding a new Tranquility Base.
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In science:

This description depicts a background of economic tranquility and (somewhat dampened) prosperity, which is perhaps how the cited state planning bureaus had indeed seen things in early 2007.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
Cal l it ataraxia, athambia, or simply tranquility.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
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