How To Use Quiet In A Sentence

  • She is simply bartering goodies in return for comparative quietness.
  • Jim had hustled over quietly and begun to help out with the horseshoeing, expecting ridicule from the likes of Hugh Glass or old Zeke Williams, who had just arrived at the rendezvous, but, to his surprise, the fact that he was married to a woman of such pure fire produced the very opposite of the effect he had feared. The Berrybender Narratives
  • Now the word "prayer" to non-Muslim readers will evoke an image of people perhaps silently clasping their hands together, leaning forward in a pew, and either silently, to themselves, or in a quiet tone, speaking heartfeltly to God. David Horowitz Freedom Center
  • Open, and I was quietly confident that I would have a chance, said Leaney, who was forced to change caddies after his original caddie, Justin Hoyle, fell ill after the first round. USATODAY.com - Leaney's second at U.S. Open earns PGA Tour card
  • Now, you two, that's quite enough. Sit down and be quiet.
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  • Often he found her quietly weeping, but they were never tears of accusation; only tears of regret.
  • Together, they were able to mollify workers and quietly implement the destruction of thousands of jobs.
  • Baker's style is to prearrange deals by patiently and quietly lining up the parties before going public. The Rescue Squad
  • Since when did her quiet, passive, obedient brother ever command anyone?
  • Once upon a time there was an old sow of impeccable reputation who lived a quiet life inside a busy farmyard. Times, Sunday Times
  • The goal of shifting freight from road to rail has been quietly abandoned.
  • Words regarding the necessity to change the souls of human beings to effect real change in the world should not be interpreted to mean that black religious leaders were adopting a quietistic approach to civil rights.
  • 'Be quiet,' said the teacher.
  • To our no small surprise, very soon after this quietus had been given to bibliomaniacal hopes, the books in question appeared before us in excellent condition. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865
  • The case - possibly the ultimate in town versus gown - revolves around a former manse on a quiet street in St Andrews, where students already occupy more than half the town centre accommodation.
  • There is also disquiet that many key staff were poached to set up the US series. The Sun
  • His quiet voice was commanding and proved effective as the pair settled down.
  • He is liked by every one in the auberge, which is more than can be said of yourself; he is always good tempered, and is quiet and unassuming. A Knight of the White Cross : a tale of the siege of Rhodes
  • They mumbled quietly to each other for the rest of the journey.
  • We are quietly confident as a group of players. The Sun
  • And therefore (quod iterum moneo, licet nauseam paret lectori, malo decem potius verba, decies repetita licet abundare, quam unum desiderari) I would advise him that is actually melancholy not to read this tract of Symptoms, lest he disquiet or make himself for a time worse, and more melancholy than he was before. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • Roman Lancashire was a quiet place, but not the back water that some historians have made of it.
  • North African catfish live in a variety of freshwater environments, including quiet waters like lakes, ponds, and pools.
  • Another quiet refuge Mt . Coot - tha, about 8 km from Brisbane.
  • Even at these speeds, engine noise was quiet, with only small amounts of road and wind noise.
  • In stories the subject often comes after said, says or say when it follows the actual words spoken, unless it is a pronoun. Be quiet, I have something to say.
  • For them, the house's main value lay in its quiet country location.
  • During a quiet moment on the expedition, Emma gazes at the Surrey landscape spread out before her.
  • If uninterrupted peace and quiet are what you crave, a week at this former monastery will deliver the goods. Times, Sunday Times
  • Her spiky style and confident handling of the source material creates a book which is more of a literary event than a quiet read.
  • Lou's car turned around, and sped off down the quiet dark street as Ted stood under the glow of a lamp post, reflecting on all that had happened that night.
  • ‘Don't ever do that again,’ he said quietly, his words gentle caresses against her ear as he bent down to reach her face.
  • And I may not be an expert, but I could swear it is far quieter within the protective leafy screen.
  • My favourite character was Pedro, Napoleon's Hispanic friend, whose quiet manner and woebegone expression were constant throughout the film.
  • Could you be quiet please - I'm trying to concentrate and you're putting me off.
  • The place had been a quiet country house in his books. Domestic bliss and all the rest.
  • Behind that quietness his nerves are jangling, he's in a terrible state.
  • ‘Thou still unravished bride of quietness,’ he quoted. Lady Chatterley's Lover
  • Come ten o'clock in the evening we've generally begun to stretch and yawn, and by ten thirty the house is quiet except for gentle snoring.
  • A beggar woman and her child took shelter on the verandah at night and left behind disquieting odours.
  • Got back to the polling station, and the turnout was still bumbling along in its slow way, if much quieter than before.
  • Julia smiled with delight. she was enjoying her walk down the quiet country lane towards the riverbank.
  • I resisted the strong temptation to tell him to go jump off a cliff, and kept quiet.
  • If this was the UK, I would expect to be ushered to a table (probably grumbling inwardly about the empty tables I passed on the way), then, once seated, make a curt nod and "hullo" to my table mates before either engaging in quiet conversation with my companion or looking pensively out of the window, trying hard to look like I'm thinking of Very Important Things. Amtrak adventures
  • Stay safe and remember to spend even a short moment quietly with the Almighty, He who governs and rules all.
  • Nicola nodded and slunk quietly over to the sleeping bags, trying not to attract the attention of whatever Landon had heard.
  • Quiet and intense, he speaks in a halting manner, sometimes garbles his sentences and lacks a smooth personal touch. Minn. governor fights GOP on taxes for wealthy
  • His son, who was usually quiet and shy, was very talkative that morning.
  • Another glass passed, quietly, as Fifteenth Company followed the scouts down the southeast road and circled away Tom Fynhaven Estate, only to return to the lane bordering the casaran orchards on the south. Alector's Choice
  • After the famous New York trial of her boyfriend and pimp Mickey Jelke, "the oleo-margarine heir," the former call girl Pat Ward had quietly married an osteopath and they lived in Hollywood, Florida. An Interview with Gail Godwin about her novel Queen of the Underworld, and her memoir The Making of a Writer, both published in early 2006.
  • The pair were quiet at first as they meandered through the people and streets.
  • In the first horror occasioned by her father's distress from the bills of her brother, she wrote a supplicating letter to Mrs. Mittin, to intreat she would endeavour to quiet her creditors till she could arrange something for their payment. Camilla
  • The main theme returns to be transformed during the wonderful close - horns, tubas, and strings alternating their harmonies with quiet majesty.
  • In the next five decades, from 1920 to 1970, gradual and quiet progress was made for woman in several areas.
  • With superb boatmanship he threaded the narrow, tortuous channel which no craft larger than a whaleboat could negotiate, until the shoals and patches showed seaward and they grounded on the quiet, rippling beach. A SON OF THE SUN
  • Manchester, " I replied quietly as 500 pairs of curious eyes swivelled round to a pasty-faced outsider. "Manchester!
  • But well I appreciate this quiet time.
  • Intel judged the flaw to be minor, hid the truth from customers and quietly went about correcting the problem.
  • As I come out with a stack of napkins and some plates, their conversation quiets and dies down, and we all eat.
  • Just then Edward handed Doctor Instow a goodly rasher of broiled ham, upon which was a perfectly poached egg; and directly after the man came round behind Jack, and quietly placed before him, with a whisper of warning that the plate was very hot, another rasher of ham, and at the first sight of it the lad began to shrink, but at the second glance, consequent upon a brave desire not to show his repugnance, he saw that it was a different kind of rasher to the doctor's, and that there was no egg. Jack at Sea All Work and no Play made him a Dull Boy
  • None rested quiet or mute for a second, except the one who kept close as his shadow to her father's side, and unwittingly was treated by him less like the other children, than like some stray spirit of another world, caught and held jealously, but without much outward notice, lest haply it might take alarm, and vanish back again unawares. John Halifax, Gentleman
  • This quietly provocative documentary cuts right to the heart of America's most contentious issue. Times, Sunday Times
  • They kept it quiet because they thought it could affect the marriageability of other women in the family.
  • The valley is quiet and serene, and right now is bursting with the energy and exuberance of spring - the trees are budding, the daffodils bobbing, the birds are busy, the lambs are bleating and there are calves suckling.
  • The 777 is quieter, has user-friendly storage bins and a sophisticated entertainment system with multiple choices.
  • Lethargic and lacking self-confidence, he was a quiet dreamer, with interests in theology, art history, and oriental religions.
  • Mole is a creature of great loyalty and peace, satisfied to live a quiet and simple life.
  • The crowds had all gone home and the street was quiet once more.
  • He wanted to cry quietly but not for himself: for the words, so beautiful and sad, like music. James Joyce 
  • The main focus for improvement was the school's internal courtyard, a new sandpit with cover, a revamped pond changed into a herb garden and the creation of play and quiet areas.
  • She crept upstairs, quiet as a mouse.
  • It was a quiet, dark night, foggy and drizzling with rain.
  • This is a place to enjoy, watching the world go by or indulging in some quiet reflection, particularly on a warm summer's day.
  • Marlix feared they might be immune to his hurricane spell, but they turned out to be immune to arcance spells, including counterspell, which made it harder for us to pull them away to a quiet spot of the hall. Crossfire in Dire Maul: in over our heads
  • Just getting a teen to stop racing from activity to activity for a few minutes of quiet reading can be difficult.
  • ‘I want to come back when it's a bit quieter,’ I shouted over the din of amplified music, throbbing diesel generators and rattling joy rides.
  • We ended up buying a GE front-loading pair, and they work like a charm (so quiet -- you can barely tell the washer is on!). Archive 2006-08-01
  • The pig trotted off, oinking quietly to itself.
  • He would murmur a quiet corrective now and then, or insert an informative note, but never parade his learning.
  • Caligulae, 55: "_Incitato equo, cuius causa pridie circenses, ne inquietaretur, viciniae silentium per milites indicere solebat, praeter equile marmoreum et praesepe eburneum praeterque purpurea tegumenta ac monilia e gemmis, domum etiam et familiam et suppellectilem dedit, quo lautius nomine eius invitati acciperentur; consulatum quoque traditur destinasse. _ Poems of Henry Vaughan, Silurist, Volume II
  • Unwind by sitting quietly and mentally scanning your body from the crown of your head down.
  • If at all he became angry, he would keep quiet rather than burst out in a fit of temper.
  • This is the 3rd Land Rover I've owned over the years and is by far the quietest with few of the usual rattles and graunches we come to know and love!
  • The GMT800 platform makes this latest version even better - it's tight, quiet, rides better and is well built overall.
  • It seems the Yellow Sword prefers the quiet backwater streams to the large deep rivers.
  • In the remains of the village the factory crumbles quietly, blocks of concrete and old gateposts tell of what has been.
  • For them, the house's main value lay in its quiet country location.
  • The mist is sill rising in the lanes of a quiet farm as a convoy of cars and trailers appears. Times, Sunday Times
  • Quiet folks ... the woman who should have been the 44th President of the United States is handling our starry-eyed mainstream media with the ease that comes with being a part of the most successful Democratic presidential legacy since FDR (see Bill Clinton). Clinton: 'I broke my elbow, not my larynx'
  • Do you hit the town after dark, collapse quietly with a book or go celebrity-spotting?
  • Indeed, those expecting a sci-fi actioner will be left surprised by the film's quiet middle section. The Sun
  • Your expression insofar as I could decipher it was one of quiet appreciation. The Guardian World News
  • I stood it until I became tortured day and night by the prod of reason, then I quietly left the church and bade farewell to the heathen Scapular and the ten thousand other trinkets of blind paganism, and resolved to break the chain of this "_slave of the soul_" and "_tyrant of reason_. Thirty Years In Hell Or, From Darkness to Light
  • To get around this he would have only a double string quintet play during a very quiet flute or oboe solo.
  • The right wing hall stood empty and quiet as a tomb.
  • Never, not even once,’ he said when asked if he had considered just trousering the money and keeping quiet about his good fortune.
  • She whispered, but Will murmured in an undertone for her to be quiet.
  • At this moment it was difficult to recall how quiet, calm and determined she had been.
  • I am certain that, over the board, I have a real-time weakness in assessing what is the best countermove by the opponent in a quiet position.
  • It enjoys a quiet position near the centre of this pleasant village, just off the A19 Selby Road, little more than a hop, skip and a stagger away from the popular Greyhound pub.
  • He is imbued with a quiet confidence, but he appreciates how precious that particular commodity is.
  • It's not so much that I've quietened down, as that I've channelled my energies into things that are more productive than out-and-out hedonism.
  • Folks who think oppositely of the folks who quietly fund the Cato Institute. Matthew Yglesias » The Trouble With Lobbyist-Bashing
  • Quiet people have the loudest minds. Stephen Hawking 
  • Donna becomes quiet for a moment, hearing rumbling coming from another room.
  • It was quiet and strong and understated and open-hearted: all qualities which define this character. Lenny Kravitz to Play Cinna in Hunger Games
  • the first family was set for a quiet night of rest
  • Later, however, he admitted that regular private functions (probably at least once a week) would not be so quiet.
  • Then a strange quiet descends after the Gregorian chant ‘Tantum Ergo’ as the Blessed Sacrament is laid at the altar of repose.
  • Long-time residents of the area like the low crime rate, the quiet atmosphere and the small-town vibe.
  • Maybe crushes are best left as vaguely disquieting feelings that tell us more about who we are than what we think about others. Times, Sunday Times
  • But, more than the excitement, the sheer seclusion and beauty that a quiet alpine ski run can give is something rarely experienced.
  • Yet it is also a fact that the Administration has quietly backed down from a number of its most bellicose threats.
  • Her father was a quiet man with graceful manners.
  • She rounded the bend into the quiet road where the hotel was.
  • The priest hushes him with a frown: ‘Quiet, this is a church.’
  • As an actor, Poitier was quite effective in his understated, quietly confident way.
  • Despite considerable public disquiet, the post-Maastricht period saw substantial policy development.
  • He did not hear the quiet motion of the door being bolted.
  • Even several localities in Mumbai had remained quiet while rest of the city was burning in 1992-93.
  • All the other campers were gone to either river raft or kayak, and the campground was totally quiet, all you could hear were the crickets and an occasional moo from a cow.
  • He wanted a quiet retreat to build his house upon and concentrate on his work.
  • At all events, the disastrous term concluded quietly. The Longest Journey
  • After a while, you long for a little quietism. The Times Literary Supplement
  • More companies are likely to retrench or quietly exit from venture programs if the recent stock market downturn persists, simply because too much money has been chasing too few good deals.
  • He quietly gathered a few bolts and washers from the floor and threw them to the other end of a row of crates, causing a loud sound to come from that direction.
  • On the night we dined in, the restaurant was fairly quiet.
  • Nigel Deering, the publisher, is quietly confident about the magazine's chances.
  • We quietly filed in, formed rows and stood an arm's length apart.
  • Without them the place was sickly quiet, but Adam was too tired to do anything about it.
  • Evidently neither Bull Connor, the segregationist police commissioner of Birmingham, nor the merchants expected this quiet beginning to blossom into a large-scale operation.
  • Yet while Taoist teachings were unsystematic and emphasized quietism and inspiration, Buddhism offered a systematic philosophical framework and a tradition of textual scholarship.
  • The sediments are finely laminated mudstones, formed in an outer shelf detrital belt, in quiet water environments.
  • I was sitting quietly reading when all of a sudden a stone came hurling through the window.
  • It rang and echoed in the quiet apartment, until it awoke Brenda's mother, sleeping in the room next-door.
  • Samsung, which for a while supported four different operating systems including its own, called bada, as well as Symbian, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, and Android, has quietly shifted its focus almost exclusively to the Android over the past few months, so that roughly 80% of the phones its ships run on it. Software Rules at Spain's Phone Confab
  • Dr Winiata showed on TV the other night during a rowdy and unmanaged debate just how quietly sensible, measured and controlled they can be.
  • He and I played together in a comedietta called “A Nice Quiet Day.” The Story of My Life
  • Will, dragging Raven behind him, who was also nearly falling asleep after being awake all night, left and shut the door quietly behind him.
  • At the gathering, Secretary General Kofi Annan listened quietly to three and a half hours of bluntly worded counsel from a group united in its personal regard for him and support for the United Nations.
  • It was mid-week so things were quiet; couples were lunching at picnic tables and elderly men and women were lounging around in various states of undress.
  • Meg liked his quiet manners and considered him a walking encyclopedia of useful knowledge. Little Women
  • Several of Woolrich's hunting garments are made of Squires Hightech's Saddle-Cloth, a soft, quiet, stormproof and windproof fabric.
  • We needed to keep him quiet and in general play we did that. The Sun
  • Genius is formed in quiet, character in the strenm of life. 
  • He never merely asserts: every paragraph bristles with footnotes and quiet exposition.
  • For the homeschooling family, continuing the quiet time will reinforce naps for the little ones (if there are any) and may allow older children to accomplish the heavier "brainwork" of school, or just give them some "down time" after a busy morning. Making Home
  • Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet
  • He had an air of quiet authority.
  • Sam tells him to just stop talking before turning to contemplate the four gallons of go-juice sitting in the Impala's trunk ... then he quietly asks Dean not to watch. chron.com Chronicle
  • The government has also noticed how quiet the protests have been against the antiterror law, which increased the power of law enforcers to act against potential terrorists.
  • At a time when most vintage warplanes have retired to a quiet life on display in drafty museums, 65-year-old Fifi is embarking on a new mission: giving rides to paying enthusiasts and once again making the air-show rounds, which occasionally feature a simulated atomic-bomb attack. Owners of the Last B-29 Hope It Doesn
  • Her sister lies sleeping on the couch, her quiet snores almost inaudible.
  • When no remonstrance of hers availed to prevent the constant increase of expenses, Elizabeth saw that her assistance, instead of helping the family to get out of debt, was simply the means of providing toys for experimentation, and that she was being quietly but persistenly euchred out of all that her heart cherished. The Wind Before the Dawn
  • The concern with keeping everything ‘smooth and quiet’ in the novel, no matter what the social cost, presents white Southern life as determined to efface the rights of all African Americans.
  • I wouldn't mind a quiet guy who gave me nice corsages.
  • A servant eased out of a small door with a four-string violin and began to saw quietly at it.
  • It was a woman's voice: quiet, controlled, underlaid with an odd note of entreaty.
  • The labourers went quietly and steadily on with their work, as though it were a thing that had to be done; and when Jüchziger laid his hand on one and another of them, with the idea of hindering them by force, he soon found himself repulsed in no very gentle fashion. The Young Carpenters of Freiberg A Tale of the Thirty Years' War
  • The quiet decor of her home made her feel comfortable and at ease.
  • The labour unrest which swept the country last week has quietened down.
  • Your sister is trying to read;please be quiet for her sake.
  • Gentle to have, but not compromise, I want to be in quiet, not strong.
  • The boiler came on with a burp and a quiet roaring, startling the misshapen shadow behind the torch. THE LAST RAVEN
  • The ease and humor that he displayed in his I-do-not-choose-to-run press conference should quiet the put-downs.
  • She stole quietly from her bed in the small room in the small apartment.
  • ANYONE who can only come forward when they know no one can disprove what they claim should just keep quiet. The Sun
  • The children played quietly in the backyard as Frances looked on with approval.
  • Then they have their quieter moments on the endless beaches, in upland villages and valleys, or on a sunlit terrace eating sea bream. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is hard to avoid the conclusion that Harris' theoretical commitments are designed to explain away a feminine side that perhaps even today troubles an unquiet virility.
  • He has been having a quiet tournament, but the point is that he has not been trying to take centre stage.
  • The teacher told us to be quiet.
  • Roger Hopley, a sheep and arable farmer in Staffordshire, said: ‘This is the first fine day for a while, and the lads have a week's work to catch up on, so it's been quieter.’
  • I sat down to have a nice quiet read .
  • There has been precious little international protest about all this; UNESCO remains curiously quiet.
  • It was nice to sit quietly in the company of loved ones, sip coffee, gaze off into the far horizon and think about this and that.
  • Most of its residentshave fled for better opportunities, says Cao Zheyun, another ethnic Korean,looking at quiet Namyang across the Tumen River through his binoculars.
  • You're a bit mealy-mouthed and quiet to be a ‘juvenile delinquent’.
  • We are already in the twentieth century with its restlessness, its inquietude, ‘the age of anxiety’.
  • They felt Coolidge was too quiet, that he lacked color and personality.
  • It's also fair to say that I would nonetheless like a companion to share it with, and that in my more unquiet moments I get annoyed with myself for what seems like a superfluous desire; after all, I don't need a partner to make me happy.
  • - Pakistani relationship over the drones has only gotten stronger, even if the price of quiet cooperation is public denouncement from the Pakistani government. Whinging And Whining | ATTACKERMAN
  • They should go away quietly now, without any arguing. Times, Sunday Times
  • For every weekend where I have a major social outing, I need another weekend that I spend at home quietly.
  • Women who'd long been pensioned off the catwalk are emerging reborn in their fifties and sixties, as coolly desirable, quietly, but confidently shimmering with big-name campaigns.
  • The team files off the bus on game day in a quiet, reserved and orderly fashion, with most players wearing serious expressions as they look down, avoiding any eye contact.
  • It was so quiet that you could hear a pin drop.
  • Both are deep, questioning, disquieting yet also lyrical pieces. Times, Sunday Times
  • Last night I googled me again and in no time at all was presented with 2270 results, I smiled quietly to myself.
  • Conservatism and caution can become complacency and quietism, even though they don't start that way.
  • Kennedy, the other newcomer, remains silent, his blank, hooded eyes seeming quietly amused by something.
  • The highest conception Caliban can achieve by natural reason is of the Quiet - an indifferent, absentee, Epicurean God.
  • She knew she had been told to stay quiet, but she couldn't.
  • I slipped quietly back into the house and pulled the door shut after me, leaving the scene.
  • Well, here ! Here's an eyebrow tweezer. Pull the grass out a blade at a time but be quiet about it!
  • Where monks sat in quiet contemplation, guests now seek sanctuary from the city's bustle amid lush palms and ivy.
  • He came into the room so quietly that he took me unawares.
  • A man of the land, he was happy and content in the peace and quiet of this lovely and historic part of County Roscommon.
  • On stage at the concert hall is Roland, the quiet and intense orchestra leader, who is befriended by local musician and The Who fanatic, Alex.
  • I spoke quietly, calmingly, easing closer to him as I did so. Renegade's Magic

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