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Quiet down   /kwˈaɪət daʊn/   Listen
Quiet down

Become quiet or quieter.  Synonyms: hush, pipe down, quiesce, quiet, quieten.

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"Quiet down" Quotes from Famous Books

... sir, we ain't got nothin' to worry about now. Believe it would push us to scratch up a worry, don't you? By jings, though, I hardly know what to do; I step around here like a blind sheep in a barn, as the feller says. Well, it's gettin' pretty quiet down there now. Alf got away as soon as he could, and has gone over to the General's. Hush a minit. Thought I heard Chyd's voice. Well, I'm going to poke round a little, and it's not worth while to tell you ...
— The Jucklins - A Novel • Opie Read

... All quiet down on reaching their stations; and, five minutes after the drum-beats, no sound is heard, save perhaps the steps of the black boys, taking rations of grog around, that the men may "splice the main brace" before going ...
— The Naval History of the United States - Volume 1 (of 2) • Willis J. Abbot

... From the deep recesses of the race-mind are rising to the surface old passions, relics from the cave-dweller days, and all sorts of ugly mental relics of the past. And they will continue to rise and show themselves until at last the bubbling pot will begin to quiet down, and then will come a new peace, and the best will come to the surface—the essence of all the experiences of ...
— A Series of Lessons in Raja Yoga • Yogi Ramacharaka

... quiet down and sink into a comatose state. Malanya Pavlovna gazed at him with emotion, brushing the tears from her eyelashes with the tip of her finger. She sat thus for a ...
— A Reckless Character - And Other Stories • Ivan Turgenev

... of that," protested Jane. "The doctor said Lucy was gettin' on finely, an' he hoped she'd quiet down an' get some sleep, which was what ...
— The Wall Between • Sara Ware Bassett

... said the man. "A few drunken soldiers, yes. Every war has had them. But that's nothing. They're all a bunch of crazy children, both sides, and pretty soon they'll quiet down. In the meantime," he added with a smile, "we take the profits—some of us, ...
— Young Hilda at the Wars • Arthur Gleason

... had time to quiet down, and Alfred had recovered sufficiently to sit up, Ralph drew out the newspaper, and, to the surprise of ...
— The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet • Kenneth Ward

... that the Sunday Earth I see by you on the table?" He leaned forward to take the paper, as though the subject really were dropped; but, after a seemingly nervous suck or two at his pipe, Tembarom came to his assistance. It wouldn't do to let him quiet down too much. ...
— T. Tembarom • Frances Hodgson Burnett

... "She'll quiet down in time," said Captain Bowers to Mr. Chalk, after the latter had been followed nearly all the way to Dialstone Lane by Miss Vickers, airing her grievance and calling upon him to remedy it. "Once she realizes the fact that the ship is lost, she'll ...
— Dialstone Lane, Complete • W.W. Jacobs

... for companionship with none at hand, a New Yorker was making her way through a quiet down town cross street to an East Side subway. As she approached a team of horses standing by the curb, the nearer of the pair looked her straight in the eye man-to-man like. No driver being in sight she took from her pocket some ...
— More Toasts • Marion Dix Mosher

... "Everything's quiet down at the cabin. I've been there and looked about a bit. They had need of sleep. You go back to your bunk, and I'll take mine, and we'll talk the thing over before we see them again. As for your taking ...
— The Eye of Dread • Payne Erskine

... Island, most of the houses were built up on piles, and the water was gently slopping all over the first floor of our habitation. The streets were flowing waist high, and filled with floating debris of all kinds;—beer kegs, boards, doors, and tables ad lib. The wind soon began to quiet down, and when our first fright was over we had a high old time swimming and splashing around in the water. It's a great city that will bring salt water bathing right up to the doors of ...
— Danger Signals • John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady

Words linked to "Quiet down" :   hush up, still, quieten, pipe down, louden, quiesce, hush, silence, shut up, change intensity

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