They're the nation's quietest killers, known as SEALs because of their delicate work by Sea, Air or Land.
Anyone who has been in emergency rooms knows Christmas is just about always the quietest day of the year.
After becoming a full-blown GTL— gym, tan, laundry—addict, Vinny Guadagnino, the quietest roommate, upped his game in Miami.
Getting my work done required isolating myself in the quietest corner of the library.
The move has rubbed even one of his longest and quietest allies the wrong way.
I passed my time in reading and praying, and led the quietest, sweetest life it is possible to conceive.
That was the best way, for it was both the shortest and comparatively the quietest.
Lotty retired and arrayed herself in her quietest and most sober dress, a costume in some brown stuff, with a bonnet to match.
Our shop lay in the quietest part of the town, and we took no note of time.
A country town of a Sunday afternoon in Canada is the quietest of existing things.
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.