- v. Simple past tense and past participle of quell.
- adj. subdued or overcome
“Problems that have, for the most part, have been, well, described as quelled, although there still have been some internal problems.”
“He made a momentary show of haughty, indignant refusal, but a movement of my sword quelled the brief revolt in him.”
“So, she kind of quelled that suspicion right away -- just -- just trying to engage them in whatever conversation.”
“My Anger (which, we must remember, she is supposed to be helping me Manage) is kind of quelled, though, due to the whole defaming-her-character-all-over-the-internet thing.”
“They grew excited, and it looked like trouble for a while; but Big Alec asserted his kingship and quelled them.”
“Baptiste had evidently quelled the more warlike of his followers, and instead of precipitating an attack in the bright light of day, the shot had caused a hasty exodus, the Indians drawing out of the village beyond the zone of fire.”
“UMM EL-FAHM, Israel — Dozens of Jewish extremists hoisting Israeli flags defiantly marched through this Arab-Israeli town Wednesday, chanting "death to terrorists" and touching off clashes between rock-hurling residents and police who quelled them with tear gas.”
“If 20% unemployment can be maintained, along with high levels of private debt, and economic activity amongst the lower orders can be suppressed, squashed, quelled and controlled, there will be no inflation.”
“The regime, U.S.-backed Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been the target of a nationwide popular uprising in recent weeks, which neither shooting into crowds of unarmed demonstrators nor promised reforms has thus far quelled.”
“Bersih 1.0 came before the 2008 general election, but then-Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi quelled it using teargas.”
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