Quietus is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of quietus, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
EXAMPLES - Quietus in a Sentence
- How hath fate given this man his quietus at my hand! (source)
- One hopes these pieces will put the final quietus to the (source)
- There was that at the back of her mind which refused quietus. (source)
- She had lain there stiffening in the quietus of natural death. (source)
- Nam qui superstitione imbutus est, quietus esse nunquam potest. (source)
- This weather will put the quietus on the shopping today, I'm sure. (source)
- Notice has been taken of the fact that a quietus was put on negro preachers in 1831. (source)
- The burlesque was completely successful, and sentimental comedy received its quietus. (source)
- So, the gag order itself is an attempt to try to just kind of put a quietus on things. (source)
- This also puts the quietus to the notion that you can see "design" by looking at things. (source)
- To those who were dying in too much pain the Chaplain gave a quietus with a narrow blade. (source)
- "We will let the painful subject drop," acted as a quietus for our boisterous guests ..... (source)
- Where the Master would give the man an honorable quietus, you seem implacably opposed to it. (source)
- That patient merit of the unworthy takes When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? (source)
- Stole did, leaving the children without their quietus, and a ruckus for the Nanny and her other help. (source)
- July 11, 1771, very promptly put a quietus on the movement by extending its thanks through Richard Henry (source)
- A proven instability, even a suspected one, might put the quietus on any hope that the Rowan would make Prime. (source)
- "I saw it, too," Old Man Fish said, and that put the quietus on Tully trying to make like Smeds was imagining things. (source)
- UPDATE (and apology): (March 26) Evan Dyer puts the quietus on this one, and has posted a comment at Wikileaks as well. (source)
- Then there are those who brim with passion not just for the state-approved quietus, but with fury for those who oppose it. (source)
- When Deegan began praying noisily over his dinner, Jake listened for half a minute and then told the man to put the quietus on it. (source)
- I feel somewhat that individualism - has received its death blow; it was dying before, but it has received its quietus through the war. (source)
- Quietism (Lat. quies, quietus, passivity) in the broadest sense is the doctrine which declares that man's highest perfection consists in (source)
- Sickness and sorrows come and go, but a superstitious soul hath no rest;  superstitione imbutus animus nunquam quietus esse potest, no peace, no quietness. (source)
- In Oslo, August 31st, the Norwegian central character, Anders, is a drug addict from a similar background who makes his quietus after a day in the national capital. (source)
- I think you need to come to terms with the fact that a large number of people in the UK see giving drugs smugglers/dealers their quietus is the way to go - pick me on that one. (source)
- "Bearing in mind that you have only had a glimpse of the body, is it possible that Miss Baccus could've met her quietus at the hands of the same person who slaughtered Jo Benton?" (source)
- It was not a very effective or coordinated attack; by the time the wretched beast had been given its quietus the light had almost gone - and the jackals were regaining their courage. (source)
- This view of the power of the King was a favourite of the Tudors and the Stewarts, but the tragedy of Whitehall and the Revolution of 1688 made for it an eternal quietus in our system. (source)
- Add to that the fact that his last novel was a disappointment and he's facing old age and the draining away of his talent, and one can understand why he felt it was time to make his quietus. (source)
- But while Beckett was granted his quietus in 1989, there is no closure for his readers and critics, nor would we want it; for if a death wish was central to his writing, no prose was ever livelier. (source)
- While this issue is refusing to find its quietus, Malawi is yet undergoing another ducking and diving diplomatic passage with Taiwan, a Country Mutharika has been fighting for its recognition at the UN. (source)
- I have looked upon this particular spot with no little concern, for it was near this my two dear friends just noted fell, and where I also received my quietus - as a reward, perhaps, for my daring of the morning. (source)
- 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, (source)
- The "severe" cases showed a group of symptoms of a quite different order, affecting personality either to a ruin of its mechanisms in confusion and incoherence, or to mental quietus involved in euphoria, exaltation, or expansiveness. (source)
- Mr. Clive Newcome burst out into fierce laughter when he saw the cocoa-nut tree; he laughed so loud that baby woke, and his mother-inlaw called him a brute, and the nurse ran to give its accustomed quietus to the little screaming infant. (source)
- The last guy in the world you'd think high-culture pooh-bahs would want skulking around, with his smutty puns, his smelly old jester's skull and his bare bodkin, ready to make his quietus in a New York minute if he weren't afraid the next world would be even worse than this one. (source)
- One way in which a language lives and grows is by modifying existing meanings and employing them in new contexts, and it is the poets who contribute most to this process.. bqb As an example from Shakespeare we can take the word quietus which at first sight seems not to lend itself to poetry at all. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 65.0, which suggests that "quietus" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 5 synonyms for quietus.
clincher, coup de grace, final blow, overcoming, overthrow
We have 0 antonyms for quietus.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of quietus from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Something that serves to suppress, check, or eliminate.
- (noun) Release from life; death.
- (noun) A final discharge, as of a duty or debt.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A stillness or pause; something that quiets or represses; removal from activity; especially: death.
- (noun) Final settlement (as of a debt).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Final discharge or acquittance, as from debt or obligation; that which silences claims; (Fig.) rest; death.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A final discharge of an account; a final settlement; a quittance.
- (noun) Hence A finishing or ending in general; stoppage.
- (noun) A severe blow; a “settler.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)