This answers the age-old conundrum: if an angry man delivers seething retorts to a quiet audience, will he make a soundbite?
The night was quiet, boringly so, and for several hours, we walked around, waiting for something to happen.
By global standards, it's a fairly calm, quiet, orderly place of medium size that functions pretty well most days.
“Fritz told me she was quiet, settled, and happy in her marriage,” Berman said.
Obama got to tell senators what they want to hear while in practice doing nothing to quiet the left.
The snow had ceased to fall, the thunder was gone, and the city was quiet.
"I understood that I was a prisoner of war," was the American's quiet answer.
And yet this first night spent at the pole of the world was pleasant and quiet.
"I will return soon," said he, again in that quiet, firm voice.
The day brought no aggravation of the symptoms; again the night was quiet.
c.1300, "freedom from disturbance or conflict; calm, stillness," from Old French quiete "rest, repose, tranquility" and directly from Latin quies (genitive quietis) "a lying still, rest, repose, peace," from PIE root *qwi- "rest" (cf. Old Persian shiyati-, Avestan shaiti- "well-being;" Avestan shyata- "happy;" Gothic hveila, Old English hwil "space of time;" see while (n.)). Late 14c. as "inactivity, rest, repose."
late 14c., "peaceable, at rest, restful, tranquil," from Old French quiet and directly from Latin quietus "calm, at rest, free from exertion," from quies (genitive quietis) "rest" (see quiet (n.)). As an adverb from 1570s. Related: Quietly; quietness.
late 14c., "subdue, lessen," from quiet (adj.) and in part from Latin quietare. From mid-15c. as "to make silent, cause to be quiet;" intransitive sense of "become quiet, be silent" is from 1791. Related: Quieted; quieting.