quell

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v quell suppress or crush completely "squelch any sign of dissent","quench a rebellion"
    • v quell overcome or allay "quell my hunger"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quell Murder. "I'll find a day to massacre them all,
      And raze their faction and their family."
      "If thou delight to view thy heinous deeds,
      Brhold this pattern of thy butcheries ."
      "Such a scent I draw
      Of carnage , prey innumerable!"
    • Quell To be subdued or abated; to yield; to abate. "Winter's wrath begins to quell ."
    • Quell To die. "Yet he did quake and quaver, like to quell ."
    • Quell To overpower; to subdue; to put down. "The nation obeyed the call, rallied round the sovereign, and enabled him to quell the disaffected minority.""Northward marching to quell the sudden revolt."
    • Quell To quiet; to allay; to pacify; to cause to yield or cease; as, to quell grief; to quell the tumult of the soul. "Much did his words the gentle lady quell ."
    • Quell To take the life of; to kill. "The ducks cried as [if] men would them quelle ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • quell To cause to die; put to death; kill; slay.
    • quell To cause to cease; subdue; crush: as, to quell an insurrection.
    • quell To reduce to peace or inaction; quiet; allay.
    • quell To dash out; destroy.
    • quell Synonyms To overpower, put down, lay, smother.
    • quell To calm, compose.
    • quell To die; perish.
    • quell To abate.
    • n quell Murder.
    • n quell Power or means of quelling or subduing.
    • quell To well or flow out.
    • n quell A spring; a fountain; a source from which water wells out.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Quell kwel to crush: subdue: to allay
    • v.i Quell to die, perish
    • ns Quell (Shak.) murder:
    • ns Quell (Keats) power of quelling
    • v.i Quell (Shak.) to abate
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Quotations

  • Siddha Nagarjuna
    Siddha Nagarjuna
    “Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.”
  • Karl Marx
    Karl%20Marx
    “Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. quellen, to kill, AS. cwellan, causative of cwelan, to die; akin to OHG. quellen, to torment, Icel. kvelja,. See Quail to cower

Usage

In literature:

Mr. George Nicholas said, another worthy member says, there is no power in the States to quell an insurrection of slaves.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
He knew nothing more of his money until the rebellion was quelled, and peace restored.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
And he walked up and down the room, trying to quell the bitterness rising up within him.
"The Lake" by George Moore
It was a task too difficult to ascertain with precision the lowest degree of force competent to the quelling of the insurrection.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
But all opposition was quelled with a high hand by this rural Antaeus.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
This mandate was not by any means premature; for it became absolutely necessary, to quell the increasing tumults.
"A Description of Modern Birmingham" by Charles Pye
We soon succeeded in quelling their fears, or at least in diminishing, their apprehension.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
In them awakes to a new life the spirit-quelling energy of the republic.
"Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3" by John Addington Symonds
There was something in the face and voice of the American that quelled the riotous disorder.
"The Man From Brodney's" by George Barr McCutcheon
I lack the grace, my Father, for even at the last the devil's blood You gave me is not quelled.
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
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In poetry:

A friend who knows my weakness well,
And ever seeks to calm my fears;
If words should fail the storm to quell,
Will soothe my fevered heart with tears--
"Friendship" by Joseph Horatio Chant
"It was spring, and the skylark was singing:"
Those words they awakened a spell;
They unlocked a deep fountain, whose springing,
Nor absence, nor distance can quell.
"Loud without the wind was roaring" by Emily Jane Bronte
Give Thou the Word: that healing sound
Shall quell the deadly strife;
And earth again, like Eden crowned,
Bring forth the tree of life,
Bring forth the tree of life.
"Almighty Spirit, Now Behold" by James Montgomery
God made thee sick, and God can make thee well,
God broke thy bones, and God can make them whole,
God thy rebellious flesh and lusts can quell,
And God can heal thy body, and thy soul!
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
“But thou shalt see it; doubly shall I be
Avenged, they stricken, and thou saved by me,
Saved, honoured, loved: when I have quelled their pride,
How will I glory in my virgin bride!”
"Second Tale: Othuriel: Canto II: Othuriel's Interview With Joanna" by Thomas Aird
"Is there balm in Gilead?--tell me!
Nay--no balm to soothe and quell me?
Must I tremble in this fever?
Death, O lift thy hand and fell me;
Let me sink to rest forever
Where this burning cometh never.
"Byron And The Angel" by Hanford Lennox Gordon

In news:

Firefighters quelled the flames within 40 minutes.
At least some Illinois legislators say the ruling will help calm the violence in Chicago, where the nation's strictest gun controls have failed to quell growing numbers of gang shootings this year.
A Performance That Quelled Doubts and Tempered Sadness.
To be able to quell your worries for once, you must make sure if your casinos are safe and secure you've these tips in place and the techniques to know.
Dodd accuses Quell of fouling himself with alcohol.
To quell any unrest in Cuba, American presidents awarded Cubans a visa lottery by which 20,000 Cubans can win and enter legally into the United States each year.
Police racing to quell a fight found the body of a 29-year-old Riverside man who apparently had been hit by a truck in a Corona parking lot, coroner's officials say.
Approval Of Blue Cross Overhaul Not Quelling Debate Over Its Possible Effects .
Move is meant to quell fears about upcoming Dubai conference.
Maybe you could engineer a sandwich more capable of quelling a hangover than the Shack-Which, but why bother, when the Shack-Which already exists.
Tourism group runs ads to quell oil worries.
If we, er, when we get a divorce, does that quell "conflict of interest" accusations about BP.
Nigeria's heavy military presence is not enough to quell violence that plagues the No.
In Magdalena, there was less rain , but it was enough to quell fireworks concerns, county officials said.
Quelled since 2000, it's coming back.
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In science:

J'ai jugé bon de taire également les méthodes, soit de vous, soit de moi pour obtenir par induction le premier carré et sa racine […] je n’ai guère vu de moyen d’exposer clairement ces méthodes en sorte qu’elles soient facilement comprises par autrui, sans un appareil de mots et d’exemples.
Routine Controversies : Mathematical Challenges in Mersenne's Correspondence
The qualitative conclusion that can be inferred from (72) is that the inclusion in the optimal portfolio of a derivative product quells the effect of transaction costs from the capital growth rate.
Optimal hedging of Derivatives with transaction costs
Questa scheda fornisce supporto meccanico ai SAXS Hybrid, separa convenientemente le connessioni analogiche da quelle digitali e implementa lo stadio di potenza del generatore di segnali di test.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
Si sono comunque ricreate le condizioni pi `u simili possibile a quelle in cui il detector si trover `a ad operare, limitando il volume dedicato al sistema di acquisizione e alloggiando le schede J2S negli spazi previsti all’interno del detector.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
When these elements are radially displaced, they will try to bring the magnetic field with them, but the field diffuses because of resistivity (which would quell the classical MRI).
Resistive double-diffusive instability in the dead-zones of protostellar disks
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