The crowds insisted that the law enforcement presence prompted violence instead of quelling it.
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This, we are told by Stesimbrotus, he effected after quelling the opposition of Miltiades, who spoke on the other side.
Like all the rest I, too, grew ill;My aching heart there was no quelling.
The Admiral succeeded in quelling the mutiny, however, and shortly afterward land was sighted.
With mood-care they mourned their own liege lord's quelling.
The quelling of the insurrection of the 15th of May was his last successful act.
He had all his life been looking for a chance of quelling a riot.
We soon succeeded in quelling their fears, or at least in diminishing, their apprehension.
He succeeded in quelling the broil and gave them a long lecture.
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.