QUELL's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of quell
Definition:
v. extinguish; put down forcibly; suppress; pacify or quiet
Example:
Miss Minchin's demeanor was so stern and forbidding that she could quell any unrest among her students with one intimidating glance.
Sentence in Classic:
Whether an exceedingly small expansion of eye be sufficient to quell paupers, who, being lightly fed, are in no very high condition; or whether the late Mrs.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
For he can never strip a man so bare of his possessions as not to leave him some weapon wherewith to redress his wrongs, nor ever so far dishonour him as to quell the stubborn spirit which prompts revenge.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
The youth in front threw serious but furtive glances at the mangled victims, as he stepped lightly across the plain, afraid to exhibit his feelings, and yet too inexperienced to quell entirely their sudden and powerful influence.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
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 Context
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 Context
In short, if we examine all the conspiracies which men have engaged in against their country, we shall find that few or none have been quelled in their inception, but that all have either succeeded, or have broken down in their execution.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
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 Context