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Still, vb. 1) to silence: “s. thy deafening thunders,” Per. III, 1, 4. Mostly used in speaking of crying babes: “the froward infant --ed with dandling,” Ven. 562. “the nurse, to s. her child, will tell my story,” Lucr. 813. Sonn. 143, 14. Ado III, 3, 70. H6A II, 3, 17.
2) to appease, to calm: “to s. my beating mind,” Tp. IV, 163. “whose advice hath often --ed my brawling discontent,” Meas. IV, 1, 9.
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