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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Literary usage of Be quiet
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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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