American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being tranquil; quietness; serenity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calmness.
- n. Synonyms Quiet, Peace, etc. (see rest), serenity, placidness, calm, stillness.
- n. the state of being tranquil
- n. the absence of disturbance; peacefulness
- n. the absence of stress; serenity
- n. the quality of calm such as that experienced in places with mainly natural features and activities, free from disturbance from manmade ones.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; composure.
- n. a disposition free from stress or emotion
- n. a state of peace and quiet
- n. an untroubled state; free from disturbances
- From the French tranquillité, from the Latin tranquillitās, from tranquillus. (Wiktionary)
“Another reason for this tranquillity is the habit of gambling, in which they have indulged from childhood, and which has taught them that neither high words nor violence will restore”
“But with a people who have once tasted the sweets of liberty, this kind of tranquillity is short.”
“Way too many aspiring poets have rallied behind that banner, too few going so far as recollecting those emotions in tranquillity, let alone reading the rest of the preface to Lyrical Ballads (which can be found on Bartleby, for those interested).”
““My advice is that thou pluck out thy wing-feathers, wherewith thou speedest thy flight, and tarry with us in tranquillity, eating of our meat and drinking of our drink in this pasturage, that aboundeth in trees rife with fruits yellow-ripe and we will sojourn, we and thou, in this fruitful stead and enjoy the company of one another.””
“This is another version of emotion recollected in tranquillity (Wordsworth, Wordsworth 598).”
“But my concern is with the reality of the present -- two traditions with differing national identities and aspirations, that have yet to find the art of living in tranquillity together, of developing what they have in common and of drawing strength from their diversity rather than dwelling upon it with mutual animosity.”
“A downturn at this juncture would surely revive the LDC debt crisis whose current tranquillity is fragile at best and is predicated upon both the bankers 'willingness to extend new loans and the LDC's ability to service them.”
“The rooks fly in a long black thread across the uplands to the stubble-fields, and the sense of tranquillity is deepened by their erratic cawing.”
“Every one who watched him saw clearly that he owed a distinct portion of his steady growth in tranquillity and power of accomplishment to the home influences -- intellectual, physical, and moral -- that formed the main background of his life.”
“Another change brought him back; and at this present juncture he lives in tranquillity, together with his lady, a person of extraordinary talent and learning, daughter of the Lizenciado (jurisconsult) Señor Azcárate.”
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