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- v. To become quiet and calm after a period of restlessness.
- v. To establish a settled lifestyle, and especially to marry.
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- v. become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
- v. become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
- v. settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
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"If at the end of that time (3 or 4 years hence) I could find some fair damsel who was foolish enough to trust me," [he suggested hopefully,] "I think I would get-married, and settle down to sober work for the rest of my days in some small city where one could enjoy the advantages of a city and at the same time not feel as if lost."
Before he can settle down to reign over Talyina, the Prince must still overcome certain other difficultiesabroadespecially among the starfarers in whose image he has been incarnated.
A good way to avoid company, if I want to avoid it, thought Liir, as his spirit began once again to settle down into his body, or — put another way — as his little dreamlet ended and the sorrier sense of the world, even this pretty corner of it, flooded back in.
At the beginning of the winter they returned to Schoenhausen to settle down to a quiet country life.
Trix had had her fun (so Algy Stanton bluntly phrased it) and would now settle down to business.
Oscar has already made it through his party-guy years and is more inclined to settle down now with the right girl.
But in the hands of those who have not this coup d'oeil, many unsuccessful experiments I fear are yet to be tried before they will settle down in freedom and tranquility.
‘He’s been at me for years to settle down and marry.
'I feel rather no-how, and can't yet settle down to anything!'
That might mean leaving your partner to his duck lorange while you grab a Big Mac elsewhere, or it might mean you cleanse together and settle down for the next course as a couple.