tranquillity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tranquillity a disposition free from stress or emotion
    • n tranquillity a state of peace and quiet
    • n tranquillity an untroubled state; free from disturbances
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Sea of Tranquility on the moon is deeper than the highest mountain on Earth
    • n Tranquillity The quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; composure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Passion fruits have a tranquilizing effect on the body
    • n tranquillity The state or character of being tranquil; quietness; serenity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calmness.
    • n tranquillity Synonyms Quiet, Peace, etc. (see rest), serenity, placidness, calm, stillness.
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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.”
  • Kwame Nkrumah
    Kwame Nkrumah
    “We prefer self-government with danger to servitude in tranquility.”
  • Thomas Kempis
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    “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
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    “Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. tranquillité, L. tranquillitas,

Usage

In literature:

Still, remembering his son, he was astonished to see this tranquillity.
"The Honor of the Name" by Emile Gaboriau
She knew this, and knowing it, she was tranquil, even happy.
"Frederick the Great and His Court" by L. Mühlbach
Their mutual love, tranquil and dignified, never expressed itself frivolously.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
But he settled down by degrees to the simple, loving society of his child companion, and in that presence grew more tranquil.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
It is not to be supposed, however, that his boyish life passed in unbroken tranquillity.
"Paul Clifford, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The household tranquillity, however, is not entirely uninterrupted.
"Hide and Seek" by Wilkie Collins
At the end of some time Caesar felt tranquil, perhaps too tranquil.
"Cæsar or Nothing" by Pío Baroja Baroja
In a word, upon the face of this beautiful spot all appeared tranquility and peace.
"Imogen" by William Godwin
Here I hoped at least to remain tranquil till the perilous moment was passed which was to render me a mother.
"Beaux and Belles of England" by Mary Robinson
Still Philothea lingered and gazed on the beautiful scenes where she had passed so many tranquil hours.
"Philothea" by Lydia Maria Child
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In poetry:

Be tranquil, Dellius, I pray;
For though you pine your life away
With dull complaining breath,
Or speed with song and wine each day,
Still, still your doom is death.
"To Quintus Dellius" by Eugene Field
Be tranquil, Dellius, I pray;
For though you pine your life away
With dull complaining breath,
Or speed with song and wine each day--
Still, still your doom is death.
"Horace II, 3." by Eugene Field
Tent-like, above, up-held by jagged peaks,
The heavy purple of the tranquil sky
Shed its oft-broken promises of peace,
While twinkling stars bemocked the worn-out lie!
"Sher Afzul" by Laurence Hope
Her movement, like the curving of a vine,
Seems an unerring accident of grace,
And like a flower's the subtle change and shine
And meaning of her brightly tranquil face.
"A Portrait" by Susan Coolidge
Nor shall the sorrows of departed years
The sweetness of our tranquil souls annoy,
The sunshine of our hopes dispels the tears,
And clears our eyes to see this later joy.
"On The Dedication Of Dorothy Hall" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Delicious gloom! asylum of repose!
Within your verdant shades, your tranquil bound,
A wretched fugitive, oppress'd by woes,
The balm of peace, that long had left him, found.
"Lines Written In A Hermitage" by Sir John Carr

In news:

'Celebrity' bear on college campus tranquilized, relocated.
The tranquil patios of Cordoba .
From appearances, Irvine—Orange County's third-largest city—is the epitome of middle-class tranquility.
Tucson News NowShock, horror, disbelief : Tranquility of Jan 8 shattered in seconds.
Shock, horror, disbelief : Tranquility of Jan 8 shattered in seconds.
This week Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) members converged on the tranquil and picturesque Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ, for the 2012 TLMI Converter Meeting.
Tanglewood's Tranquility Spa Joins Us in Giving Four Lucky Moms an Amazing Mother's Day.
Vertical Option for Tranquility Compact Series.
Tranquility Garden created for wounded soldiers.
Tranquil tropical haven perfect for honeymooners, couples.
Tranquil tropical haven perfect for couples and honeymooners.
The animal was tranquilized and relocated to San Diego.
A bear that had been tranquilized and removed from a Waterbury neighborhood in July 2006 chews on a garbage container two months later in Wolcott.
A Vermont farmhouse becomes an oasis of comfort and tranquillity in the hands of designer Susan Tully.
Through an otherwise tranquil training camp, the Chiefs were nagged by just one issue, but it was an issue so large it had the potential to derail what they hope can be a special season.
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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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