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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of calm.
  • n. Plural form of calm.


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  • And swift tropic night smote the Arangi, as she alternately rolled in calms and heeled and plunged ahead in squalls under the lee of the cannibal island of Malaita.

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  • But thereabouts the regular currents diverging to the north and south have formed a kind of lake of calms, which is sometimes known as the "Whirlpool of Fleurieu."

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  • Matthew Lieberman at UCLA indicates that when people accurately attach a word to what they are feeling underneath their reactions, it lowers amygdala activation significantly which in term calms them and lessens their tendency to react in a "fight or flight" manner.

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  • Like The Incredible Hulk's heart monitor, the nametag calms me down.

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  • ` ` Sometimes a change like that kind of calms everybody down, '' Fernandez said.

  • She kind of calms down a little bit, realizes that her mother is OK, but they still bring the ambulance along and then she was taken to the hospital, and apparently they were a little bit more serious than the daughter thought after she seemed OK, because they did keep her for 12 hours.

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  • Is it at that point in the storm where it comes and goes, where you'll go through a period of several minutes where it's really blowing and really uncomfortable, and then it kind of calms a bit, certainly doesn't calm?

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  • "It kind of calms me down and lets me know I'm not alone out there," he told the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. - Borland's story is welcome good news

  • Jessica Simpson says boyfriend Tony Romo '' calms '' her.

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  • Los Angeles - Jessica Simpson says boyfriend Tony Romo "calms" her.



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