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Quiet, subst. 1) freedom from disturbance or alarm, tranquillity, peace, repose: “her house is sacked, her q. interrupted,” Lucr. 1170. “my limbs . . ., my mind . . . no q. find,” Sonn. 27, 14. “q. in the match,” Shr. II, 332. “thought to fill his grave in q.” Wint. IV, 4, 465. “to thee it shall descend with better q.” H4B IV, 5, 188. IV, 1, 71. H6C I, 1, 173. R3 III, 1, 142. H8 II, 2, 75. Rom. I, 1, 98. III, 5, 100. Mcb. II, 3, 18 “(at q.).” Hml. III, 1, 3. V, 1, 321. Oth. I, 1, 101. II, 1, 319. III, 3, 152. Per. I, 2, 5.
2) freedom from passion or emotion of the mind, peace of the soul, patience, calmness: “the staring ruffian shall it keep in q.” Ven. 1149. “I will depart in q.” Err. III, 1, 107. “she is much out of q.” Tw. II, 3, 144. “thy greatest help is q.” H6B II, 4, 67. “for your own q.” H8 II, 4, 63.
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