settling down from the initial shock, it's just plain natural to laugh.
Spain has won its last three games by keeping the ball and settling for the slim margin of 1-0.
settling over wilderness areas everywhere, like a deadly fog, is the scourge of our time: global warming.
Far from Michigan settling things, it has merely set up the next walk over the coals for the candidate no one really wants.
To her credit, Kardashian was aware that she was struggling—to say the least—with settling into her role.
He had read Miss Crewdson's letters; she was most emphatically not a settling woman!
This has not been his fault but his misfortune—the settling of an estate, it may be, or the death of a master.
Filomena took up the corner of her apron and wiped her forehead, as if she were settling her brains into their places.
Her act of abandonment was really an arrangement for settling her son permanently in life.
He came back into the corridor and Dane clanked out in his place, settling himself behind the controls.
"come to rest," Old English setlan "cause to sit, place, put," from setl "a seat" (see settle (n.)). Related: Settling. Cf. German siedeln "to settle, colonize."
From c.1300 of birds, etc., "to alight." From early 14c. as "sink down, descend; cave in." Early 15c. in reference to suspended particles in a liquid. Sense of "establish a permanent residence" first recorded 1620s; that of "decide" is 1620s. Meaning "secure title to by deed" is from 1660s.
Meaning "reconcile" (a quarrel, differences, etc.) perhaps is influenced by Middle English sahtlen "to reconcile," from Old English saht "reconciliation," from Old Norse satt "reconciliation." To settle down "become content" is from 1853; transitive sense from 1520s; as what married couples do in establishing domesticity, from 1718. To settle for "content oneself with" is from 1943.
"long bench," 1550s, from Middle English setle "a seat," from Old English setl "a seat, stall; position, abode; setting of a heavenly body," related to sittan "to sit," from Proto-Germanic *setla- (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch setel, Dutch zetel, German Sessel, Gothic sitls), from PIE *sedla- (cf. Latin sella "seat, chair," Old Church Slavonic sedlo "saddle," Old English sadol "saddle"), from root *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).
To imprison, esp for a life sentence: Foley was ''pinched'' and ''settled'' in San Quentin (1899+)