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Calm, vb. 1) to appease: “c. the fury of this flaw,” H6B III, 1, 354. “c. the storm,” H6C III, 3, 38. “this tempest,” Tit. IV, 2, 160. “seas,” Per. II, 1, 138. Tropically: “to c. contending kings,” Lucr. 939. “we'll c. the Duke of Norfolk,” R2 I, 1, 159. “their mutiny,” H6B III, 2, 128. “his contumelious spirit,” H6B III, 2, 128 “soon --ed,” Troil. IV, 5, 99. “to c. my thoughts,” Tit. I, 46. “these fits,” II, 1, 134. “c. thee,” IV, 1, 83. IV, 4, 29. “his rage,” Hml. IV, 7, 193.
2) to becalm, to keep from motion by intercepting the wind: “a ship that, having scaped a tempest, is straightway --ed and boarded with a pirate,” H6B IV, 9, 33 (F1 calme). “beleed and --ed,” Oth. I, 1, 30 (here the prefix be may belong to both verbs).
3) intr. to become serene: “her cloudy looks will c. ere night,” Pilgr. 312.
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