Yesterday the military named a new civilian prime minister, apparently in a bid to quell the protests.
Few at home felt ready to offer up more blood and treasure to quell another in an apparently endless string of European wars.
It remains to be seen whether the military retains the credibility to quell the protests.
Ian McEwan: You know, how many helicopter gunships do we need to quell Helmand province?
Hoping to quell the media storm, the White House also notes that Obama will submit a new budget proposal on Feb. 13.
If he cannot quell it, then the executive himself has to come in.
Not that you can replace Hilary, but you need solitude to quell your pride.
I was sent by the Governor to quell a disturbance amongst the nearest Indians.
He should be able to quell a mutiny, check a mob or stamp out a rebellion.
Some disturbances having broken out at Stuhlweissenburg, Mr. Pulszky went thither to quell them.
Old English cwellan "to kill, murder, execute," from Proto-Germanic *kwaljanan (cf. Old English cwelan "to die," cwalu "violent death;" Old Saxon quellian "to torture, kill;" Old Norse kvelja "to torment;" Middle Dutch quelen "to vex, tease, torment;" Old High German quellan "to suffer pain," German quälen "to torment, torture"), from PIE *gwele- "to throw, reach," with extended sense of "to pierce" (cf. Armenian kelem "I torture;" Old Church Slavonic zali "pain;" Lithuanian galas "end," gela "agony," gelati "to sting"). Milder sense of "suppress, extinguish" developed by c.1300. Related: Quelled; quelling.