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 Meanings and Examples of QUELL
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quell
 v.  extinguish; put down forcibly; suppress; pacify or quiet
Example Sentence:
1  Miss Minchin's demeanor was so stern and forbidding that she could quell any unrest among her students with one intimidating glance.
2  The security forces counter-attacked the following day and quelled the unrest.
Classic Sentence:
1  As night approached, it proving impossible to quell her insubordination by rebuke or threats of punishment, Master Brackett, the jailer, thought fit to introduce a physician.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
2  On the morrow, before daybreak, there were three thousand at Durham's, and the police reserves had to be sent for to quell the riot.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 7
3  Discipline prevailed: in five minutes the confused throng was resolved into order, and comparative silence quelled the Babel clamour of tongues.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
4  Catherine quelled her lamentations also, took a seat opposite, and looked solemnly into the fire.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
5  These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
6  Impotent rage quelled what little fear was left in her heart as she stood helpless while they plundered and stole and ruined.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
7  Indignation quivered on her lip; but it was quelled by the secret voice which warned her that she must not quarrel with him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
8  In the midst of all this noise and commotion, there was heard a sweet female voice, which quelled it in an instant.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
9  The strife of their minds was quelled.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
10  For true valour, tight discipline, and the feeling of security gained by repeated victories, are not to be counteracted by things of no real moment, dismayed by empty terrors, or quelled by a solitary mishap.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXIII.
11  It is a happy thing that time quells the longings of vengeance and hushes the promptings of rage and aversion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
12  Having conquered the violence of his feelings, he appeared to despise himself for being the slave of passion; and quelling the dark tyranny of despair, he led me again to converse concerning myself personally.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 4
13  But at once quelling the storm within her, she sat down and began talking to their guest.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 25