Quiet Sentence Examples

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  • You are quiet this morning, son.

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  • He was quiet for a long moment.

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  • Carmen remained quiet for a few minutes, allowing him to think about it.

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  • He had been unusually quiet and solemn lately.

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  • He stopped in front of her and gazed down at her with quiet intensity.

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  • Rachel was quiet for a few minutes.

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  • He needs activity, and this quiet regular life is very bad for him.

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  • Jenn's voice was quiet in Dusty's ear.

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  • The house was quiet, the way he preferred it.

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  • Mary stood by, unusually quiet, but when Cade left she found her voice.

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  • She looked around at the quiet foyer of a massive house.

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  • The place was quiet and secluded, and Sarah would be a sweet person to work for.

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  • He was quiet long enough to rouse her interest, and she glanced up to determine the cause of his silence.

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  • We had a quiet but very pleasant time in Hulton.

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  • It was anything but quiet as an open stairwell was next to me and I could hear shuffling, snoring, farting and grunting throughout the night.

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  • Familiar coldness and silence washed over her before the quiet was replaced by the storm's furious bellow.

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  • She approached Pierre with slow, quiet steps.

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  • He is a quiet man.

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  • The flowers did not seem to give her pleasure, and she was very quiet while we stayed there.

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  • The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

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  • It does mean quiet and happy.

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  • Everything is quiet in the city and there is not the slightest danger.

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  • The eerie quiet that followed amplified the ringing of her ears.

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  • While Molly was her usual quiet self, and perhaps a little nervous, it was obvious she was excited.

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  • She was quiet for a moment, thinking.

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  • Our quiet mountain home was especially attractive and restful after the excitement and fatigue of our visit to the World's Fair.

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  • With his son, however, he employed the diplomacy he reserved for important occasions and, adopting a quiet tone, discussed the whole matter.

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  • She could almost guess what was wrong but remained quiet.

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  • Kutuzov's general expression was one of concentrated quiet attention, and his face wore a strained look as if he found it difficult to master the fatigue of his old and feeble body.

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  • There was no quiet time of musing.

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  • On their faces was a quiet and solemn look.

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  • Even the animals were quiet, as if they knew danger lurked in the darkness.

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  • She was quiet for a moment.

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  • In an effort at normalcy, she broke the quiet as Martha dallied over the meal.

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  • Toby was quiet, and she snatched the paper, intent on showing him their addresses were different.

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  • They were both quiet for a moment, and then Sarah said, "Will you please give me a chance to prove that this isn't as bad as you think."

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  • They were both quiet for a long while.

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  • You don't know what to do so you take the next day off when you're sober, find some quiet motel and try and figure out what you've got or what to do with the stuff.

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  • The dining room was nearly empty and they chose a seat in a quiet corner.

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  • Later, when all was quiet, a rest­less half-sleep was all he could achieve.

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  • She caught up to him at the door, surprising him with the quiet of her bare feet on the carpet and gave him a hug from behind, burying her head against his back and holding on for a long while.

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  • Fred was quiet for a moment, thinking.

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  • They were both quiet for a long time.

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  • They were both quiet for a few moments, breathing in the cool night air before Dean spoke.

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  • The sun was warm and he walked with a slight limp but an easy stride, past the shops of the small central section to the west side of the quiet town.

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  • To her surprise, the condo community was as quiet as the night she left.

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  • He fell back into the dark quiet of his mind.

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  • Kelli was quiet for a moment in surprise.

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  • Lana felt for the quiet woman as she fell in to a sad silence.

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  • Lanterns lit the underground, and people huddled in quiet groups.

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  • Lana was quiet, wondering if she should know this, since she was posing as a non-fed.

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  • I'm going someplace quiet for a little while, he replied.

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  • Gabe was quiet for a long moment, leading them through the jungle in thoughtful silence.  Katie felt the strange sense of something following again and moved closer to him.

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  • I'm not, Ully said in a quiet voice.

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  • Instead of the supportive response he expected, Kiki was quiet.

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  • A peaceful quiet settled over them until she spoke again.

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  • Katie turned away and snatched Toby's hand.  They approached the demons tentatively, waiting for the quiet creatures to attack rather than move.  As if under a trance, the demons moved away in synchronized steps.

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  • When Dean described Jeffrey Byrne's quiet life style, Hunter nodded in agreement.

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  • If he wasn't alone, she was real quiet.

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  • With his silver pride and joy secured to the bike rack, a spare change of clothes and rain gear in his pannier and some fruit and crackers for a snack, he rolled away from town to the peace and quiet of the countryside.

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  • I never cautioned her to keep quiet about us.

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  • Randy's young girlfriend, Jenny, a bright and quiet little thing, arrived just after Dean and the four chatted easily before dinner.

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  • Fred was uncommonly quiet and minutes passed before he spoke.

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  • In spite of gaining two hours with the time change, it was still late when the cross-coun­try travelers finally bedded down in a quiet motel in Golden, Colorado, after a shared ride from the Denver airport.

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  • Dean rose to meet him and the two wandered to a quiet section of the park before Dean questioned him.

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  • Gibbons would have been suspicious if you told him to keep quiet about your interest in Corbin.

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  • After once again setting up Dean's tent, this time in the dark, Fred suggested they go someplace quiet and talk.

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  • He was quiet for a few minutes, and then finally spoke in a controlled tone.

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  • Although he was quiet and reserved most of the time, it was soon apparent that he missed little that went on.

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  • He was quiet and she lifted her face to search his eyes for strength, but all she found was compassion.

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  • Both turned at the woman's quiet voice.

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  • They left the orchard for the quiet city, which had not yet begun to awaken.

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  • The Watcher was quiet.

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  • The desert around him was quiet and the sky overhead clear.

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  • He looked up at her quiet words.

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  • The great wordsmith is quiet.

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  • She fell quiet for a moment, and Darian watched the disjointed images in her mind as she recalled the memories.

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  • Sofi's voice was quiet.

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  • Taran was quiet, pensive once again.

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  • Hilden asked, voice growing quiet.

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  • He was quiet, and she held her breath, listening for him.

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  • To the east, all was quiet.

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  • She was quiet and reserved for a two year old.

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  • When he spoke, his voice was quiet.

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  • His personality was quiet and sober.

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  • With the house quiet, the two women retired to the kitchen for a cup of coffee and conversation.

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  • The house was quiet and happy again.

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  • Alex was quiet for a few minutes and then shut his light off.

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  • His voice was quiet and even.

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  • Alex was quiet a moment, his expression absent as he watched Alondra.

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  • Alex was quiet and withdrawn.

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  • I'm enjoying the peace and quiet, though.

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  • The rain stopped as quickly as it had begun, and the room became so quiet that it hurt her ears.

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  • His eyes spotted the form he sought, and he wove his way through the crowd, trailing her down a quiet side street.

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  • She was quiet, weaving a second spell into the crystal.

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  • He Traveled to a quiet playground, eyes settling on the woman seated on a bench.

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  • His low, quiet responses were the opposite of Toni's annoying whinny.

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  • She added a snap of her fingers that pulled a quiet laugh from him.

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  • He must quiet the disagreeable wranglings of the German humanists.

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  • The first is most obvious in the scenes of quiet description and emotion in whose presentation he particularly excels.

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  • After three quiet years passed in retirement in France (1550-1553), he was charged with a new mission to Pope Julius III.

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  • Greece might now be trusted to lie quiet for some time to come.

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  • Wendover is a quiet town of no great activity.

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  • It is a quiet, typically Dutch town, with its old brick houses and tree-bordered canals.

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  • But the cost of effecting a repair still remains a very uncertain quantity, success being dependent on quiet conditions of sea and weather.

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  • It was a somewhat curious concurrence of circumstances that transferred Cranmer, almost at one step, from the quiet seclusion of the university to the din and bustle of the court.

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  • During the rebellion of the natives in Natal and Zululand in 1906 the Basuto remained perfectly quiet.

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  • In the United States there had been a quiet but steady growth since the first agents went out in 1829 and Hugh Bourne's advisory visit in 1844.

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  • Under his severe but beneficent rule, Germany enjoyed, a period of internal quiet such as she had probably never experienced before, but even Henry could not permanently divert from its course the main political tendency of the age, the desire of the great feudal lords for independence.

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  • In March the Egyptians were severely defeated by the revolted Arabs of the Hauran; and the Porte, though diplomatic pressure kept it quiet, hurried on preparations for war.

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  • But early one morning the fever left me as mysteriously and unexpectedly as it had come, and I fell into a quiet sleep.

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  • Hippolyte is at least a quiet fool, but Anatole is an active one.

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  • In the house that poetic dullness and quiet reigned which always accompanies the presence of a betrothed couple.

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  • There was one pilgrim, a quiet pockmarked little woman of fifty called Theodosia, who for over thirty years had gone about barefoot and worn heavy chains.

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  • The count and Simon galloped out of the wood and saw on their left a wolf which, softly swaying from side to side, was coming at a quiet lope farther to the left to the very place where they were standing.

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  • Ferapontov's wife, who till then had not ceased wailing under the shed, became quiet and with the baby in her arms went to the gate, listening to the sounds and looking in silence at the people.

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  • Toward morning he became quiet and she fell asleep.

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  • The mansion was quiet, and she roamed until she found where everyone was.

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  • It was a barracks for the Guardians, most of whom greeted her with a quiet good day, ikira as she passed.

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  • They appeared in the quiet living room, turning at the startled gasp.

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  • They were quiet the remainder of the trip while Sofia dwelled over what she'd seen in Traci's future.

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  • An awkward quiet fell, and she sensed Traci was as reserved as she was.

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  • An eerie quiet followed, and she wasn't sure if he'd shed his human body and take out her and everything else.

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  • Her voice was tiny and quiet.

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  • The halls were quiet.

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  • She closed the door, surprised at how quiet her room was.

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  • The mansion was quiet again, the signs of activity from earlier gone.

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  • Her room was made of black stone and quiet with no sounds except the crackle of fire.

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  • During the quiet time she'd had since then, Deidre began to think she'd made a bad bet.

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  • Darkyn was quiet and still, his body relaxed for the first time since she'd known him.

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  • So you kept me quiet long enough for the marking to appear.

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  • I kept you quiet long enough for the bond to stick.

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  • The summons was quiet.

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  • For a long moment, Darkyn was quiet.

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  • The pile of mail she left on her desk was still there, the living room neat and quiet.

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  • Deidre stopped only when they were toe-to-toe and leaned into him, needing the heat and solidness of his body to quiet her distress.

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  • Both men were just as happy to have the quiet of the jail cell so they could talk in private.

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  • Remaining quiet about Lydia's prior night's involvement with Fitzgerald was looking like a very poor decision.

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  • They were quiet for a few moments.

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  • She put her finger to her lips to quiet Dean.

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  • Bird Song was quiet.

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  • His quiet power was underwhelming, until one saw him in action.

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  • Her Gabriel, who spent his life a part of the shadows, radiated the quiet power of a deity that reached her from across the room.

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  • They were more alike than Deidre realized; they both sought out Darkyn for quiet deals they hoped would result in ending up with Gabriel.

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  • Keep that quiet, though.

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  • Andre was quiet for a long moment.

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  • The quiet between them felt awkward.

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  • He shifted behind her and was quiet for a long moment.

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  • Gabriel was quiet for a long moment, which she took as a bad sign.

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  • She was quiet for a moment, grappling with emotions that kept clouding her judgment.

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  • He was quiet for a moment.

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  • The demon's wiry frame was armed, his black eyes steady and quiet power restrained.

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  • Deidre was quiet, her features troubled.

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  • Gabriel was quiet for a long moment.

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  • He was quiet, unaware of the depths of her hurt until now.

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  • Determined to find some peace and quiet, Wynn ignored the men racing in different directions through the hallways and went to one of the back stairwells.

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  • The Ville Haute, which is reached by staircases and steep narrow thoroughfares, is intersected by a long, quiet street, bordered by houses of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

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  • His wars in Sicily and Africa left him time to do something for the relief of the poorer citizens at the expense of the rich, as well as to erect new fortifications and public buildings; and under his strong government Syracuse seems to have been at least quiet and orderly.

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  • From this time he lived mostly in retirement, finding a congenial home with Lord Weymouth, his friend from college days, at Longleat in Wiltshire; and though pressed to resume his diocese in 1703, upon the death of Bishop Kidder, he declined, partly on the ground of growing weakness, but partly no doubt from his love for the quiet life of devotion which he was able to lead at Longleat.

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  • Esar-haddon's policy was successful and Babylonia remained contentedly quiet throughout his reign.

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  • Most of Nasir's lyrical poems - were composed in his retirement, and their chief topics are - an enthusiastic praise of `Ali, his descendants, and Mostansir in particular; passionate outcries against Khorasan and its rulers, who had driven him from house and home; the highest satisfaction with the quiet solitude of Yumgan; and utter despondency again in seeing himself despised by his former associates and for ever excluded from participation in the glorious contest of life.

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  • To quiet the people and save the unhappy victim, two officers volunteered to conduct him to the senate house and there place him in arrest.

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  • Coutances is a quiet town with winding streets and pleasant boulevards bordering it on the east; on the western slope of the hill there is a public garden.

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  • The powerful Bedouin tribes of Hejaz have always asserted their independence, and are only kept quiet by the large money payments made them by the sultan on the occasion of the annual pilgrimage to the holy cities.

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  • For the next few months he remained comparatively quiet, but on the 23rd of September 1793, he was sent with Claude Alexandre Ysabeau (1754-1831) on his mission to Bordeaux.

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  • Tallien showed himself one of the most vigorous of the proconsuls sent over France to establish the Terror in the provinces; though with but few adherents, he soon awed the great city into quiet.

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  • Here he lived a quiet if not an ascetic life.

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  • He passed six quiet years in the convent, but his poems written during that period are expressive of burning indignation against the corruptions of the church and profoundest sorrow for the calamities of his country.

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  • Spent with weakness and fatigue he asked leave to rest his head on his companion's lap, and quickly fell into a quiet sleep. As Niccolini tells us, the martyr's face became serene and smiling as a child's.

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  • He had also contemplated some addition to the Homeric studies which he had always loved, but this design was never carried into effect, for he was summoned once again from his quiet life of study and devotion to the field of public controversy.

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  • A little farther south enclosing the fertile plain of Aizu (Aizu-taira, as it is called) several important peaks are found, among them being lide-san (6332 ft.) Azuma-yama (7733 ft.), which, after a long interval of quiescence, has given many evidences of volcanic activity during recent years; Nasu-dake (6296 ft.), an active volcano; and Bandai-san (6037 ft.), A terrible interest attaches to the last-named mountain, for, after having remained quiet so long as to lull the inhabitants of the neigh.

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  • As a rule they prefer a quiet and refined style, using full but low-toned colors.

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  • From the 18th of November to the 23rd of January the sun is not seen, and the enforced quiet of winter prevails.

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  • During the greater part of the reign of Anne South remained comparatively quiet, but in 1710 he ranked himself among the partisans of Sacheverell.

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  • They are a timid, quiet, docile race, and although addicted to drinking not quarrelsome.

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  • In 1689, the year after the Revolution, Lord Ashley returned to England, and for nearly five years he appears to have led a quiet and studious life.

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  • Belfast Lough is of great though quiet beauty; and the city itself is seen at its best from its seaward approach, with its girdle of hills in the background.

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  • The year following he went as legate into Germany, to quiet the commotions raised by Luther.

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  • As early as 732 Bonif ace, the apostle of Germany, established the church of St Peter and a small Benedictine monastery at Frideslar, "the quiet home" or "abode of peace."

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  • His more important publications were Lectures on Human Society (1860); Memorials of a Quiet Life (1874); and The Golden Rule applied to Business and Social Conditions (1892).

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  • Similar effects are produced along the boulder-clay cliffs of the Baltic. Where the force of the waves on the beach produces its full effect the coarser material gets worn down to gravel, sand and silt, the finest particles remaining long suspended in the water to be finally deposited as mud in quiet bays.

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  • During the reign of her husband, too (1547-1559), Catherine lived a quiet and passive, but observant life.

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  • For a time the emperor's remonstrances had some effect, and after the birth of her daughter, Marie Therese Charlotte (afterwards duchesse d'Angouleme) in December 1778, the queen lived a more quiet life.

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  • Back of the islands are the quiet waters of lagoons, and at the mouths of rivers are several shallow bays indenting the mainland; these bays were formed by only a slight subsidence of the land and the rivers are filling them with deposits of silt.

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  • Franklin sailed again for America in August 1762, hoping to be able to settle down in quiet and devote the remainder of his life to experiments in physics.

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  • This quiet was interrupted, however, by the " Paxton Massacre " (Dec. 14, 1763) - the slaughter of a score of Indians (children, women and old men) at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, by some young rowdies from the town of Paxton, who then marched upon Philadelphia to kill a few Christian Indians there.

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  • He tried to find some middle ground of reconciliation, and kept up his quiet work of informing England as to the opinions and conditions of the colonies, and of moderating the attitude of the colonies toward the home government; so that, as he said, he was accused in America of being too much an Englishman, and in England of being too much an American.

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  • He was a charming talker, with a gay humour and a quiet sarcasm and a telling use of anecdote for argument.

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  • In general, the natives, when encountered, were easily dispersed, but it was not until March 1906 that the coast regions were again quiet.

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  • From the quiet obscurity for which his talents and character entirely fitted him Bute was forced by a mere accident.

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  • The following year, 1532, parliament presented a petition to the king (which had been most carefully elaborated by the monarch's own advisers) containing twelve charges against the bishops, relating to their courts, fees, injudicious appointments and abusive treatment of heretics, which combined to cause an unprecedented and " marvellous disorder of the godly quiet, peace and tranquillity" of the realm.

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  • The new sovereign's first proclamation was directed against all such preaching as might lead to contention and the breaking of the common quiet.

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  • In 1541 he was induced with great difficulty to surrender once more his hopes of leading the quiet life of a scholar, and to return again to Geneva (September 1541), where he spent the remaining twenty-three years of his life.

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  • Its valley, much the richest portion of the state agriculturally, is celebrated for the quiet variety and beauty of its scenery.

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  • In disposition they are quiet and gentle, and do not show much intelligence; they are also less noisy than the true lemurs, only when alarmed or angered making a noise which has been compared to the clucking of a fowl.

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  • It has been supposed by many that he lived to a great age, and argued that "the never-to-be-mistaken fundamental tone of his performance is the quiet talkativeness of a highly cultivated, tolerant, intelligent, old man" (Dahlmann).

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  • Meanwhile, Wellington, having reached Quatre Bras in the morning, wrote to him to concert the day's operations; then, as all was quiet in his front, he rode over to meet Blucher at Brye.

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  • This was not, however, a source of quiet or security.

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  • He claims for himself and his companions that they have lived a quiet and moral life, paying their dues and doing no wrong to their neighbours.

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  • From 1870 onward the history of the state was one of quiet, steady progress.

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  • The Jeffersonian was a quiet and instructive rather than a vehement campaign sheet, and the Whigs believed that it had a great effect upon the elections of the next year.

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  • Meantime, except for the movement on Siu-yen already mentioned,' and various reconnaissances in force by Keller's main body and by Rennenkampf's Cossacks farther inland, all was quiet along the Motienling front.

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  • The Japanese 1st and 5th Armies were now engaged (25th February), and elsewhere all was quiet.

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  • The first ten years of his active reign passed in peace and quiet; agriculture, manufactures and industries were fostered, economical reforms instituted, and the heavy public debt of forty million thalers was steadily reduced.

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  • He is described as a quiet, kindly, dignified man, honest of purpose, but unfitted by his advanced age and temperament, as well as by feeble health, to bear the weight of empire.

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  • They were not, however, without quiet success, for these committees worked so intensively to create a public opinion favourable to woman's suffrage that immediately after the proclamation of the Austrian Republic in 1918 the vote was unanimously conceded to women, even the conservative parties agreeing to this.

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  • The question was repeatedly raised as to why the prime minister did not take advantage of this patriotic spirit to obtain a corresponding parliamentary demonstration; but it had surprised him, as it had many, and he shrank from the serious responsibility which would have resulted if the experiment had turned out badly; the aged Emperor's need of quiet, and the conviction that the Reichsrat, if summoned ad hoc, would, as for so long before, be of no active use, also played their part.

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  • Lammasch and his ministers shared their official premises peacefully with the new secretaries of state of the Austrian Republic, and his last official act was to send out posters with an appeal for peace and quiet.

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  • The queen's private life during the decade 1870-80 was one of quiet, broken only by one great sorrow when the Princess Alice died in 1878.

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  • The queen this year paid a visit to Costebelle, and stayed there for some quiet weeks.

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  • Two days afterwards she celebrated her seventy-fifth birthday in quiet at Balmoral.

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  • He was, however, unable to be quiet or to practise any of those more or less pious frauds which were customary at the time with the unorthodox.

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  • In a quiet interval, the Lower Eocene plant-beds of Glenarm and Ballypalady were formed in lakes, where iron-ores also accumulated.

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  • He was, however, a desultory student, and in 1870 was advised to go to the little village of Martinhoe, in Devon, for quiet reading, but distinguished himself more by his daring climbs after seagulls' eggs and his engineering skill in cutting a pathway along precipitous cliffs to some caves.

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  • We now come to the reign of the last Polish king, Stanislaus Poniatowski, and the few quiet years before the final division of the country, during which the French taste was allpowerful.

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  • But the work of Blair and Lyon had not been in vain, and the mere menace of Fremont's advance sufficed to clear the state, while General John Pope, by vigorous action in the field and able civil administration, restored order and quiet in the northern part of the state.

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  • Henceforth matters remained quiet in the region of the Sahara, and Marshal Randon turned his efforts towards Kabylia.

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  • Subsequently the native population of the Algerine Tell remained quiet, the massacre of the colonists at Margueritte many years later being a local and isolated movement.

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  • A prayer was offered that "for us and all who sail thereon the sea may be calm and quiet," whereupon the doge and the others were solemnly aspersed with holy water, the rest of which was thrown into the sea while the priests chanted "Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean."

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  • Henceforth his life was passed in the way he best liked - in _ quiet and almost uninterrupted study.

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  • In Munich, to which he removed in 1806, he found a quiet residence.

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  • After having been some time in a training stable, a lad is put on a quiet horse at exercise; his stirrups are adjusted, and the reins knotted for him at a proper length.

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  • His first conspicuous success was achieved in 1862 with David Elginbrod, the forerunner of a number of popular novels, which include Alec Forbes of Howglen (1865), Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood (1866), Robert Falconer (1868), Malcolm (1875), The Marquis of Lossie (1877), and Donal Grant (1883).

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  • The Rue Solferino, a continuation of the bridge ending at the Place de l'Hotel de Ville, is the busy street of the town; elsewhere, except on market days, the streets are quiet.

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  • A representative of the government, Mr (later Sir James) Edgar, sent out to conciliate the province by some new agreement, failed to accomplish his object, and all the influence of the governor-general, Lord Dufferin, who paid a visit at this time to the Pacific coast, was required to quiet the public excitement, which had shown itself in a resolution passed by the legislature for separation from the Dominion unless the terms of union were fulfilled.

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  • He restrained the follies of his sister-in-law, and kept the realm quiet, by firm government, and by prosecuting the war with the Moors.

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  • In the presidential election of 1880 the Republican party carried the day after an unusually quiet canvass, a result largely due to popular contentment with the then existing state of public affairs.

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  • Three years of quiet retirement and study were spent in Rhode Island, but it gradually became apparent that government would never hand over the promised grant, and Berkeley was compelled to give up his cherished plan.

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  • The rest of his term as president was comparatively quiet and uneventful.

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  • Thus, in an age of strife and polemics, it seemed to afford a refuge for quiet, gentle spirits, and meditative temperaments.

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  • He was so honest and well-meaning that he might have made a good ruler in quiet times.

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  • For ten years a Germany weakened and divided by the rivalry of Philip of Swabia and Otto of Brunswick left his hands free to act in Italy, and his pontificate marks a period of comparative quiet in the ardent Empire* conflict between pope and emperor which continued throughout the middle ages.

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  • Henceforward quiet prevailed, and Boniface ruled as a stern master in Rome.

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  • The stressed lawyer wanted a quiet vacation, so she could banish her anxieties from her thoughts.

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  • She had always entertained a quiet contempt for the French writers whom she flattered and pensioned, and who served her as an advertising agency in the west.

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  • It may be mentioned that in the time of Justinian the word hesychast was applied to monks in general simply as descriptive of the quiet and contemplative character of their pursuits.

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  • Strikes are very common, seventy-three having occurred in such a year of comparative quiet as 1903; but the causes of disturbance are almost as often political as economic, and the annals of the city include a long list of revolutionary riots and bomb outrages.

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  • Subsequently, in the Tertiary period, there were two enormous outpourings of volcanic material - first andesitic lava, and later, after a long interval of quiet, rhyolitic - which nearly half filled the basin, converted it into a plateau and broke up the mountain rim.

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  • In a few months he found " the scene wholly unsuitable " to him, and about the middle of 1734 set out for France, resolved to spend some years in quiet study.

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  • He produced some Parisian and purely imitative work; but the best part of his production is the outcome of a passionate idealism of the quiet Flemish towns in which he had passed his childhood and early youth.

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  • He retired to Acton in Middlesex, for the purpose of quiet study, and was dragged thence to prison for keeping a conventicle.

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  • It is nowhere abundant, but is found over the northern parts of Europe and Asia, and is a quiet, inoffensive animal, nocturnal and solitary in its habits, sleeping by day in its burrow, and issuing forth at night to feed on roots, beech-mast, fruits, the eggs of birds, small quadrupeds, frogs and insects.

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  • John Hay was a man of quiet and unassuming disposition, whose training in diplomacy gave a cool and judicious character to his statesmanship. As secretary of state under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt his guidance was invaluable during a rather critical period in foreign affairs, and no man of his time did more to create confidence in the increased interest taken by the United States in international matters.

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  • Rather than remain quiet, on finding no notice taken of his latest production, he would himself force on a new conflict with the enemy.

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  • The happiness of the Epicurean was, it might almost seem, a grave and solemn pleasure - a quiet unobtrusive ease of heart, but not exuberance and excitement.

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  • Auxonne is a quiet town situated in a wide plain on the left bank of the Saone.

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  • They grudged even the contributions necessary for the maintenance of the frontier fortresses, and many of them stooped to accept the bribes he offered them on condition that they should remain quiet.

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  • The period of quiet did not last long.

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  • Ray's quiet college life closed when he found himself unable to subscribe to the Act of Uniformity of 1661, and was obliged to give up his fellowship in 1662, the year after Isaac Newton had entered the college.

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  • His life there was quiet and uneventful, but embittered by bodily weakness and chronic sores.

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  • The forces of the khalifa remaining quiet, the sirdar visited Kassala and negotiated with the Italian General Caneva for its restoration to Egypt.

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  • There is a certain charm even about these monotonous tracts, and it cannot be said that Denmark is wanting in natural beauty of a quiet order.

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  • Nizami accepted the royal gift, but his resolve to keep aloof from a servile courtlife was not shaken by it, and he forthwith returned to his quiet retreat.

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  • Composition meant for him intense absorption in his work; solitude and quiet were essential; and he resented interruptions by grotesque explosions of humorously exaggerated wrath.

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  • The life of Demoivre was quiet and uneventful.

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  • The excesses of John of Leiden, the Brigham Young of that age, cast an unjust stigma on the Baptists, of whom the vast majority were good, quiet people who merely carried out in practice the early Christian ideals of which their persecutors prated.

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  • Hare hunting is essentially a quiet amusement; no hallooing at hounds nor whip-cracking should be permitted; nor should the field make any noise when a hare is found, for, being a timid animal, she might be headed into the hounds' mouths.

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  • Had some one made a collection of about twenty isolated stanzas, chosen from these hymns, on each of about twenty subjects - such as Faith, Hope, Love, the Converted Man, Times of Trouble, Quiet Days, the Saviour, the Tree of Life, the Sweet Name, the Dove, the King, the Land of Peace, the Joy Unspeakable - we should have a Christian Dhammapada, and very precious such a collection would be.

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  • Amid all the vicissitudes of his early manhood Botta had never allowed his pen to be long idle, and in the political quiet that followed 1816 he naturally devoted himself more exclusively to literature.

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  • He had sought a quiet spot for prayer.

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  • The pope thinking that the whole dispute was a monkish quarrel, contented himself with asking the general of the Augustinian Eremites to keep his monks quiet.

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  • His presence and exertions restored order, and the conservative reformation resumed its quiet course.

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  • Palestine meanwhile remained quiet until 57 B.C., when Alexander, the son of Aristobulus, escaped from his Roman captivity and attempted to make himself master of his father's kingdom.

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  • In England buildings of Norman Shaw and Ernest George demanded quiet and harmonious metalwork; and the custom of these architects of superintending and designing every detail, even for interiors, created the supply.

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  • Before finishing, the molten mass must be kept at a quiet FIG.

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  • Beneath a quiet surface he was fairly aglow with intense convictions and a very emotional temperament.

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  • On the contrary, the sophists were in quiet possession of the field when Plato, returning to Athens, opened the rival school of the Academy; and, while their teaching in all respects accommodated itself to current opinion, his, in many matters, ran directly counter to it.

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  • He led a quiet and retired life, and suffered at times considerably from the jealousy and suspicion of his elder brother, the Sultan `Abdul Hamid II.

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  • Sindhia was overawed, and remained quiet.

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  • They believed it was by their prowess that the Punjab had been conquered, and all India was held quiet.

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  • After the peace of Crepy between Francis and Charles in 1544 he hoped to end his days in quiet.

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  • When the latter asked him to renounce his right of succession, he was willing to consent, saying that a quiet life with his beloved wife, the princess Zobaida, was his highest wish, but he obeyed his mother and Yahya b.

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  • Her plump beauty was often remarked - notably by Washington Irving - in contrast to her husband's delicate and feeble figure and wizened face - for even in his prime Madison was, as Henry Adams says, "a small man, quiet, somewhat precise in manner, pleasant, fond of conversation, with a certain mixture of ease and dignity in his address."

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  • In spite of a constant struggle for ascendancy between the queen and the returned Tai-won-Kun, the next decade was one of quiet.

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  • Eckhart's Godhead appears in Boehme as the abyss, the eternal nothing, the essenceless quiet ("Ungrund" and "Stille ohne Wesen" are two of Boehme's phrases).

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  • These reverses Lacordaire accepted with quiet dignity; but they brought his relationship with Lamennais to a close.

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  • On the 28th of July 1683 she married Prince George of Denmark, brother of King Christian V., an unpopular union because of the French proclivities of the bridegroom's country, but one of great domestic happiness, the prince and princess being conformable in temper and both preferring retirement and quiet to life in the great world.

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  • The queen found relief in the quiet and respectful demeanour of her attendant, and gradually came to prefer her society to that of the termagant and tempestuous duchess.

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  • Boroevic remained quiet on the Piave front, and the rest of Below's army was now practically a reservoir for Krauss, who drew divisions both from Scotti and from Hofacher, as well as from Stein.

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  • From the beginning, however, he treated the Italians, as indeed was only natural, less as rebellious subjects than as conquered aliens; and it must be admitted that in regard to them the only effective portion of his procedure was, not his energetic measures of repression nor his brilliant victories, but, after the battle of Legnano, his quiet and cheerful acceptance of the inevitable, and the consequent complete change in his policy, by which if he did not obtain the great object of his ambition, he at least did much to render innoxious for the Empire his previous mistakes.

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  • Whitby is a quiet resort, possessing none of the brilliance of Scarborough on the same coast.

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  • He had made a quiet but deep impression on all who came within his influence in Oxford, and during his five years of college tutorship had won the affection of his pupils.

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  • His influence, and his alone, secured the quiet disbanding of the discontented army.

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  • Perhaps the final result would not in any case have failed, even had "blood and iron" been necessary to bring it about; but the quiet attainment of the result was due to the personality of Washington, as well as to the political sense of the American people.

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  • Southern Park is similarly quiet and charming in character.

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  • The Pueblo Indians live in adobe houses, are quiet and usually self-sustaining, and have been converted to the forms of Christianity.

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  • Martha complied, not with Christmas enthusiasm but a quiet hint of pleasure.

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  • Dinner was a quiet affair, cooked by the returning Fred O'Connor—hamburgers, a tad over-broiled, but the Deans appreciated the effort as they were busy with Bird Song's other chores.

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  • He was luxuriating in the quiet of the day listening to Mozart and trying unsuccessfully to get Martha off his mind when once again the phone rang.

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  • Cynthia managed a smile as she cleaned and stacked the utensil carnage from her baking frenzy while Dean sipped his coffee in silence, content to spend a few quiet minutes before the swarm of guests descended in earnest.

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  • Past-Death was quiet, considering Wynn then Darkyn.

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  • The quiet command was accompanied by a flare of warmth and strength within her.

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  • It was surreal – quiet, as if the volume had been turned down.

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  • It was so quiet and peaceful – unlike my night.

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  • Gabe bristled, aware of the quiet lethality of the Immortal before him.

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  • The rest of the freaks collected by Sasha, Rhyn's half-brother who aligned himself with the Dark One, were quiet on the cell block.

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  • At the warning note in Rhyn's icy tone, she fell quiet.

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  • She was quiet as he flipped through the individual configurations of each kind of ship, from transport to logistic to the hulking carrier ships.

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  • He was quiet, and her thoughts wandered to Anshan and her alleged, vague duty to the people.

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  • It is strange, rising early, sleeping the hours I'd worked so long in the past, and listening to the deathly quiet instead of the rowdy noises of hungry men.

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  • Dean was forced to quiet the persistent instrument before hesitant Janet could muster enough courage to voice her reply.

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  • They remained quiet while Jackson drank the blood.

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  • Kiki was quiet for a moment.  Kris sighed and sat down, rubbing his face.  His body had not yet healed from the beating Jade gave him.

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  • Katie was quiet, willing the tree roots to be vulnerable to her immunity blood.  She hacked at the root again and paused.  The area where she'd dripped blood stayed cut while the area around it healed.

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  • Ethel raged on for sever­al minutes, listing in graphic detail exactly what she'd do to her partner—now ex-partner—until Dean managed to get her to agree to sign a complaint so the police could begin a quiet search.

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  • The room was quiet — lonely.

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  • Taran had heard the quiet rumors about Vara's growing independence and couldn't help but wonder if Vara would help him plot against his own father.

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  • Tiyan warriors looked on in quiet anger while Memon's warriors explored the chamber in fascination.

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  • Memon was quiet for a moment, as if consulting the demon or his own memories.

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  • Ingrid was unusually quiet.

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  • It was a belated sequel to The Quiet Man.

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  • In fact, I now look at them in quiet despair.

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  • Be quiet and fathom the mysteries of God.

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  • Over the past 20 years waste management in the US has undergone a quiet revolution with increasing amounts of waste being recycled.

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  • Quiet stance was assessed using a triaxial accelerometer and balance performance monitor simultaneously.

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  • Players personally acquainted with monsters who wish to vouch for their ability to cast spells are requested to keep quiet.

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  • The quiet disappearance of the surcharge for an increasing number of games is a tacit admission of its failure.

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  • A quiet time to oneself, either at home or away from home, each day can make a disagreeable person agreeable person agreeable.

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  • Here you find yourself in a small, very quiet and rather airless room.

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  • The object, which was likened in size to a commercial airliner, slowly rotated above the quiet motorway.

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  • The Florida Keys are known for their spectacular coral reefs, excellent marina facilities and quiet restful anchorages.

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  • Anthony weir Quiet rain.

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  • A single male will enhance any small quiet aquarium, and for the more advanced aquarist the fish are easy and interesting to spawn.

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  • The house, situated in a quiet backwater of the village, two hundred yards from the river Lot.

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  • In a quiet country backwater, something evil is afoot.

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  • It's been many years, but I think they make a barney for those mags for extra quiet.

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  • Even in his quiet moments, Paul set was a constant barrage of rhythm.

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  • Uninterrupted quiet space and huge beanbags are important too.

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  • The villages through which you pass are quiet and very pretty with their timber framed houses bedecked with flowers.

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  • A very beefy upgrade in all respects and kept quiet for a good reason.

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  • He lives a quiet life in a cabin in Oregon and has sold his own blood plasma to make ends meet.

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  • The village bobby might have ' had a quiet word ' or clipped someone round the ear.

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  • The production has more of an uptempo Motown " Quiet Storm " feel to it, than the usual sickening 80s bombast.

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  • The quiet last hour on all the markets except Winchester (where its nice to get a breather ).

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  • In retrospect, a quiet night on the Friday sans the finest produce from the Caledonian brewery may have been a wiser option.

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  • Over the past two decades there has been a quiet revolution brewing.

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  • Sarsgaard, as Swoff's bestest buddy Troy, plays a calm, quiet composed sort of bloke.

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  • We unearth its colors and contrasts - from dazzling Tokyo to the quiet byways and tranquil temples of another age.

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  • Holmes knocked out the ashes of his pipe with a quiet chuckle.

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