“When things started to quiet down, my mom put all of us in the car and started to drive to Saigon,” says Carina.
The drumbeat is building on this, and one doubts it's going to quiet down.
And the streets of Egyptian cities don't look like they will quiet down any time soon.
He added, from the hall before he went out, "I reckon she'll quiet down now."
When the time comes they may kick a little, but they'll quiet down.
Stevens was killed when the storm of battle, as well as that of the elements, began to quiet down.
It was some moments before she could quiet down, after her painful recital.
In gloomy wrath one afternoon he went up to see Edith and quiet down.
Yet she had thought of it, and the thought would not quiet down.
(waiting a few seconds for the applause to quiet down, says).
c.1300, "freedom from disturbance or conflict; calm, stillness," from Old French quiete "rest, repose, tranquility" and directly from Latin quies (genitive quietis) "a lying still, rest, repose, peace," from PIE root *qwi- "rest" (cf. Old Persian shiyati-, Avestan shaiti- "well-being;" Avestan shyata- "happy;" Gothic hveila, Old English hwil "space of time;" see while (n.)). Late 14c. as "inactivity, rest, repose."
late 14c., "peaceable, at rest, restful, tranquil," from Old French quiet and directly from Latin quietus "calm, at rest, free from exertion," from quies (genitive quietis) "rest" (see quiet (n.)). As an adverb from 1570s. Related: Quietly; quietness.
late 14c., "subdue, lessen," from quiet (adj.) and in part from Latin quietare. From mid-15c. as "to make silent, cause to be quiet;" intransitive sense of "become quiet, be silent" is from 1791. Related: Quieted; quieting.