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Quiet, adj. (comp. --er in Tw. III, 4, 147) 1) free from disturbance or alarm, at rest, still, tranquil, peaceful: “the q. closure of my breast,” Ven. 782. mustering to the q. cabinet (the heart) Lucr. 442. “q. days,” Tp. IV, 24. “Jove would ne'er be q.” Meas. II, 2, 111. “he hath got a q. catch,” Shr. II, 333. “q. life,” V, 2, 108. “the house will be the --er,” Tw. III, 4, 147. John III, 4, 134. R2 I, 3, 96. R2 I, 3, 96 IV, 69. H4A II, 4, 117. V, 1, 25. H4B I, 2, 171. II, 4, 199. H5 I, 2, 79. H6A II, 1, 6. III, 2, 110. H6B IV, 10, 19. H6C II, 5, 40. R3 I, 3, 60. V, 3, 43. V, 3, 43 V, 3, 43 H8 III, 2, 380. V, 1, 77. Hml. I, 1, 10. II, 2, 77. Oth. I, 3, 95. IV, 1, 54. Cymb. III, 3, 30. IV, 2, 280. Per. III, 1, 29. Per. III, 1, 29
2) free from emotion, calm, patient, contented: “be q.” Tp. IV, 215. Tp. IV, 215 Err. V, 38. Err. V, 38 Shr. III, 2, 219. H4B II, 4, 174. H6B I, 3, 146. Cor. V, 6, 135. Rom. I, 5, 89. Hml. V, 1, 288. Per. Hml. V, 1, 288. “I am glad he is so q.” Wiv. I, 4, 95. “a wretched soul . . . we bid be q.” Err. II, 1, 35. “I can be q.” LLL I, 2, 171. “translate the stubbornness of fortune into so q. and so sweet a style,” As II, 1, 20. “a couple of q. ones,” Shr. III, 2, 242. “a killing tongue and a q. sword,” H5 III, 2, 36.
Misapplied by Dogberry in Ado III, 3, 42.
Adverbially: “a man may live as q. in hell,” Ado II, 1, 266. “let me q. go,” Mids. III, 2, 314. John IV, 1, 80. H8 IV, 2, 81 (== still, without motion).
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