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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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."

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • Before he can settle down to reign over Talyina, the Prince must still overcome certain other difficulties—abroad—especially among the starfarers in whose image he has been incarnated.

    Hokas Pokas

  •  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.

    Son of a Witch

  • At the beginning of the winter they returned to Schoenhausen to settle down to a quiet country life.

    Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire

  • Trix had had her fun (so Algy Stanton bluntly phrased it) and would now settle down to business.

    Frivolous Cupid

  • Oscar has already made it through his party-guy years and is more inclined to settle down now with the right girl.

    The Lo-Down

  • 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.

    Mistress For A Weekend

  • 'I feel rather no-how, and can't yet settle down to anything!'

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • 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.

    What Men Say, What Women Hear


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