Definition of Be quiet

1. Verb. Refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent. "The children shut up when their father approached"


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Lexicographical Neighbors of Be Quiet

be mum
be my guest
be off
be off with you
be on
be on about
be on cloud nine
be on its way out
be on the ball
be on the horns of a dilemma
be on to
be one
be oneself
be out for
be prepared
be quiet (current term)
be right back
be rooped up
be seized of
be sick
be still my beating heart
be still my heart
be taken ill
be that as it may
be the case
be the way to go
be there for
be there or be square
be up against the wall
be well

Literary usage of Be quiet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1843)
"... and man to man reasoned and persuaded with such as they saw to be of the mildest temper, both to be quiet themselves and to restrain the rest: saying, ..."

2. Collections by Massachusetts Historical Society (1846)
"... I quarrell, I am quiet, or was, Be thou quiet, Let him be quiet, Let us be quiet, Be ye quiet, Let them be quiet, Will you be quiet, To be quiet, ..."

3. The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1883)
"... and buy a settlement there— Cannot be quiet, but sail on a voyage of adventure to Guinea—Ship strikes on a sandbank in unknown land—All lost but myself, ..."

4. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"How can it be quiet, KAL.—Participle. Poel. ... 49:23. the sea; it cannot be quiet. Eze.l6:49.abundance of idleness was in her 32:17.quietness and assurance ..."

5. Seneca's Morals by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (1818)
"HE THAT SETS UP HIS REST UPON CONTINGENCIES, SHALL NEVER be quiet. NEVER pronounce any man happy that depends upon fortune for his happiness, ..."

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