What will he do if the populist rage he refused to quell or failed to tamp town turns more sinister?
Yesterday the military named a new civilian prime minister, apparently in a bid to quell the protests.
Libra Born under the only inanimate sign symbol—the Scales—you can be said to quell your very human emotions.
Few at home felt ready to offer up more blood and treasure to quell another in an apparently endless string of European wars.
Police had done almost nothing to quell the violence, leading many to accuse the military of purposely turning a blind eye.
If he cannot quell it, then the executive himself has to come in.
Not that you can replace Hilary, but you need solitude to quell your pride.
I was sent by the Governor to quell a disturbance amongst the nearest Indians.
He should be able to quell a mutiny, check a mob or stamp out a rebellion.
Some disturbances having broken out at Stuhlweissenburg, Mr. Pulszky went thither to quell them.
Old English cwellan "to kill, murder, execute," from Proto-Germanic *kwaljanan (cf. Old English cwelan "to die," cwalu "violent death;" Old Saxon quellian "to torture, kill;" Old Norse kvelja "to torment;" Middle Dutch quelen "to vex, tease, torment;" Old High German quellan "to suffer pain," German quälen "to torment, torture"), from PIE *gwele- "to throw, reach," with extended sense of "to pierce" (cf. Armenian kelem "I torture;" Old Church Slavonic zali "pain;" Lithuanian galas "end," gela "agony," gelati "to sting"). Milder sense of "suppress, extinguish" developed by c.1300. Related: Quelled; quelling.