Roxanne suggests that perhaps it is the quietness of much Irish writing that makes it hard to market here.
He was really feeling very uneasy; the neighbourhood was filthy, and the quietness of the street depressed him.
I've always wanted comfort and quietness, and I've got it here.
The plaintiffs and their friends were rather disappointed at the quietness of the proceedings.
Wasn't it better to go on living on our little savings in peace and quietness?
Immediately, and with great caution and quietness, we began climbing up the cliff.
A sort of New England respectability and quietness hung over it.
Still the asses pastured in quietness under the hollies, undisturbed by these forerunners of the storm.
Struck by the quietness and the unlighted windows, they knocked hastily at the door.
Mrs. Charlston lifted it to her knee, and having hushed it into quietness she began feeding it with some cordial food.
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.