quietus


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qui·e·tus

 (kwī-ē′təs)
n.
1. Something that serves to suppress, check, or eliminate: "He was blindsided by a conflict in Korea that put the quietus on his China venture" (Robert L. Beisner).
2. Release from life; death.
3. A final discharge, as of a duty or debt.

[Short for Middle English quietus (est), (he is) discharged (of an obligation), from Medieval Latin quiētus (est), from Latin, (he is) at rest; see quiet.]

quietus

(kwaɪˈiːtəs; -ˈeɪtəs)
n, pl -tuses
1. anything that serves to quash, eliminate, or kill: to give the quietus to a rumour.
2. a release from life; death
3. the discharge or settlement of debts, duties, etc
[C16: from Latin quiētus est, literally: he is at rest, quiet]

qui•e•tus

(kwaɪˈi təs)

n., pl. -tus•es.
1. a finishing stroke; anything that effectually ends or settles.
2. release from life.
3. a period of inactivity.
[1530–40; < Medieval Latin quiētus quit (in quiētus est (he) is quit, a formula of acquittance), Latin: (he) is quiet, at rest (see quiet1)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quietus - euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb); "she was laid to rest beside her husband"; "they had to put their family pet to sleep"
death - the absence of life or state of being dead; "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"

quietus

noun
The act or fact of dying:
Slang: curtain (used in plural).
Translations

quietus

[kwaɪˈiːtəs] N (quietuses (pl)) (liter) → golpe m de gracia; (= death) → muerte f (Comm) → quitanza f, finiquito m

quietus

n (old, liter)Todesstoß m; to give somebody his/something its quietusjdm/einer Sache den Todesstoß versetzen; he found his quietuser schied von hinnen (liter)
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And, completely to put the quietus on any last lingering hopes he might have had of her, he was in the thick of his spectacular and intensely bitter fight with the Coastwise Steam Navigation Company, and the Hawaiian, Nicaraguan, and Pacific-Mexican Steamship-Company.
Then I turned to see how Good had fared with the big bull, which I had heard screaming with rage and pain as I gave mine its quietus.
Then he sought to close and give the quietus with his iron hook, which all this time had been pawing the air; but Peter doubled under it and, lunging fiercely, pierced him in the ribs.
Until the person is able to abstract and define rationally the idea of good, and unless he can run the gauntlet of all objections, and is ready to disprove them, not by appeals to opinion, but to absolute truth, never faltering at any step of the argument-- unless he can do all this, you would say that he knows neither the idea of good nor any other good; he apprehends only a shadow, if anything at all, which is given by opinion and not by science;-- dreaming and slumbering in this life, before he is well awake here, he arrives at the world below, and has his final quietus.
To bring a quietus to the issue, Masjid can be located in a Muslim-dominated area at a reasonable distance from the most revered place of birth of Maryada Purushottam Sri Ram," it added.
Her work has appeared in anthologies and magazines including The Rialto, Magma and The Quietus.
com/articles/22048-john-lydon-says-he-will-miss-the-queen) The Quietus Tuesday&nbsp;that the meaning of "God Save the Queen" had no bearing when it came to the health of the queen as a human being.
Their records Mallet Guitars One -Three and Large Electric Ensemble have been released to significant critical acclaim from the likes of The Wire, Pitchfork, the Quietus and the New York Times.
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They typically predict that rising powers will seek to deliver a quietus to a weakening hegemon, or that the hegemon will wage a preventive or preemptive war against challengers before it becomes too late.
In X Han self-prescribes "flight" against attack, but must walk a twisty path to self-confrontation before he can win rest, a Daoist repose that finds equilibrium with Nature's closing quietus.
Elsewhere Hadrian tells of an occasion, shortly after his accession, when his enemy Lusius Quietus, an authentic figure, seems to have made a treacherous attempt on his life during a hunting expedition: