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keep quiet

Also,keep still.
Also, be quiet or still . Remain silent; same as hold one's tongue For example, Please keep quiet about the party . Also see keep one's mouth shut
Refrain from moving, stay in the same position; same ashold still. For example, The doctor gave the young boy a toy to keep him quiet while on the examining table, or It's hard for the baby to keep still unless he's sleeping. [ Late 1300s ]
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  • No, no; keep quiet as you are; I only want the head—nothing but the head.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • After that all Jean's and Maurice's entreaties were ineffectual to make her keep quiet.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • Now you just keep quiet, and ring in your line when I snap my fingers.

  • She signed to him to keep quiet while she administered the doses Doc.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • You'd think he ought to keep quiet about your doin's, wouldn't ye, now?

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

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