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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of quiet.

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Examples

  • Once again, as if by executive order, bonds of community were declared to be strong and enduring, the divisions and contradictions within quieted by the uniquely menacing threat from without.

    New South Creed: Looking Backward, 2001-1970

  • He crossed the stile, and with a word quieted Sally's dog as it rose to challenge him, and then went with him, licking his hand.

    The Call of the Cumberlands

  • The word quieted him, and with a gasp his mind seemed to change at once.

    Tracy Park

  • The two men on the floor attempted to rise, but Betty clung to their feet, and George's sword quieted them.

    The Touchstone of Fortune

  • They -- the police presence, of course, kind of quieted things down, but it could have become really ugly.

    CNN Transcript Sep 2, 2008

  • And finally, now that things have kind of quieted down, there's going to be another election on December 26, he felt that it was safe to go back to Vienna.

    CNN Transcript Dec 11, 2004

  • As you know, in the early days of this -- in the early post - September 11 days, there was a faction led by Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of Defense, who really wanted to go after Iran aggressively and that faction, that voice within the administration, has kind of quieted down, but there's a lot of support for that and the question is: What does going after Iran mean?

    CNN Transcript Nov 18, 2001

  • The northern influence kind of quieted down that sort of overt violence, and they would let us register.

    Oral History Interview with Andrew Young, January 31, 1974. Interview A-0080. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Don't seem quite to have so much get-up in her as she used to ... seems kind of quieted down ... but she's got class, and I'm glad she's back.

    The Adventures of Sally

  • One hand was soon cut off with a hatchet, and as he still continued to steer the boat down the stream, he was "quieted" by a musket-shot.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 10

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