quelled


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quell

 (kwĕl)
tr.v. quelled, quell·ing, quells
1. To put down forcibly; suppress: Police quelled the riot.
2. To pacify; quiet: finally quelled the children's fears.

[Middle English quellen, to kill, from Old English cwellan; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adj.1.quelled - subdued or overcome; "the quelled rebellion"; "an uprising quenched almost before it started"; "a squelched rumor"
suppressed - kept from public knowledge by various means;
References in classic literature ?
And, a still more significant fact, even the national passion for play seemed quelled for the time under the general excitement of the hour.
When I first looked into his face, I perceived that he had got intelligence of the catastrophe; and a foolish notion struck me that his heart was quelled and he prayed, because his lips moved and his gaze was bent on the ground.
These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire.
Even in this condition, his merry spirit was not entirely quelled, and he summoned up a feeble laugh at the alarm and anxiety of those who came to his relief.
I say so," he continued desperately, "because the Bourbons fled from the Revolution leaving the people to anarchy, and Napoleon alone understood the Revolution and quelled it, and so for the general good, he could not stop short for the sake of one man's life.
Now Rose considered this her special kingdom, and came down upon the invaders with an energy which amazed them and quelled the riot at once.
His noble spirit will not be quelled until he either slays or is slain; or until he hears the voice of the shepherd, that is, reason, bidding his dog bark no more.
RAMALLAH, February 2, 2018 (WAFA) -- Israeli forces quelled several protests that set off in many areas of the occupied West Bank and at Gaza border on the ninth Friday of Rage against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
He added that even then President Benigno Aquino III did not declare martial law during the Zamboanga siege but the military has managed to capture over a hundred rebels and violence was quelled.
Their movement cannot be quelled by killing youth and detaining Kashmiri leadership.