from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. comparative form of calm: more calm
- n. A person or thing that calms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, makes calm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which calms, or has the power to still and make quiet; one who or that which allays, pacifies, or soothes.
In spite of the fact that she was over seventy when Tiberius became emperor, in dedicated artwork she got progressively younger.22 Slowly but surely the round-faced visage of her earlier public portraits underwent a facelift, the severe nodus hairstyle with its bulky pompadour gradually replaced with a softer, more graceful center part, her wrinkles filled in, her skin made smoother, her expression calmer and more serene.
Parental hyperconcern about safety and well-being turns a two-and-a-half-hour interlude of what once, in calmer days, may have been looked on as a break from the kids into a window of intense worry.
I don't think I have ever had them go stale -- and they are, in calmer years, one of the first cookies I make during the holidays to sit out on our table in cookie tins since they last so well.
However, I will certainly be keeping it on the shelf to look forward to in calmer days when I can appreciate Timothy's wisdom more fully.
But in calmer times he has had a way of undercutting himself.
Booed out of New York after 2 1/2 seasons with the Mets, Matsui is a perfect fit in calmer Colorado.
And feeling left out and unloved, which he has expressed to me very clearly in calmer moments.
Then in calmer mood they sat together; triumph and joy lighted up his eyes, and a modest blush glowed on her cheek; for never before had she sat alone with him, nor heard unrestrained his impassioned assurances of affection.
• Can Be Used: Anywhere there’s room, but best in calmer water.
The more we accustom ourselves to think of Him as shaping all that is contingent and changeful in the nearest and in the remotest to-morrow, and as being Himself the immutable portion of our souls, the calmer will be our outlook into the darkness, and the more bright will be the clear light of certainty which burns for us in it.
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