from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of tranquillity.

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  • noun an untroubled state; free from disturbances
  • noun a disposition free from stress or emotion
  • noun a state of peace and quiet


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  • When I point to the “quietude” of the lyric, however, I am referring, of course, to the Wordsworthian notion of “emotion recollected in tranquility,” free from the rhapsodic, irrational character of the “spontaneous outburst of feeling.”

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  • Freed of the exhausting consequences of their hopeless race against writers, they found their health returning, along with a certain tranquility and a more poised way of living.

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  • Parents who take their children to restaurants have an obligation to themselves and the rest of the public to teach their kids to behave as if they are in a special place, and if the children are too young to appreciate the situation, they should take the child outside until peace and tranquility is restored.

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  • Palestinian chatter in the media and society is already predicting that the truce will not result in long term tranquility, but rather an even more brutal and fierce military confrontation.

    Ray Hanania: Egyptian Brokered "Truce" Undermines Peace And Strengthens Hamas

  • Even without such 'colour', the docks announce their presence at 08.00 every morning when the pre-work tranquility is broken by the sonourous moan of the dock siren - announcing the start of the work day like a minaret gathering the faithful.

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  • And the big danger there, and one of the dangers we face, is, for the cause of short-term tranquility, we empowered the militias; we allowed them to really fill the vacuum.

    CNN Transcript Feb 24, 2006

  • I think a certain tranquility settled in on him in the last four or five years of his life.

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  • That it shall be protected in tranquility and peace, ver.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • No offense Robert, but in my opinion the word tranquility already has such an important significance to the space program that it should not be recycled over and over again.

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  • It was unclear whether this was a lull in this week's fighting or an indication of longer-term tranquility for the capital's residents.

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