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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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  • Only most people either don't formulate it to themselves, or else keep quiet about it.

    Ghosts Henrik Ibsen
  • Nothing, except that it's a strain and that I must keep quiet.

    Teddy: Her Book Anna Chapin Ray
  • Johnny and I liked nothing better than to keep quiet and listen to them.

    Gold Stewart White
  • Addressing them, I begged them to keep quiet and listen to me.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • The landlord led Alfred to the parlor, commanding him to keep quiet and not cause further disturbance.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field

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