Roxanne suggests that perhaps it is the quietness of much Irish writing that makes it hard to market here.
He was really feeling very uneasy; the neighbourhood was filthy, and the quietness of the street depressed him.
Caution the pupils as to accuracy, neatness, and quietness while working.
The plaintiffs and their friends were rather disappointed at the quietness of the proceedings.
The most Remarkablest day this Great while, all peace and quietness.
Immediately, and with great caution and quietness, we began climbing up the cliff.
You tell me, stay at home, remain in quietness, till these alarms of war are over.
Still the asses pastured in quietness under the hollies, undisturbed by these forerunners of the storm.
The children had gone home, and there was quietness in the cottage.
Mrs. Charlston lifted it to her knee, and having hushed it into quietness she began feeding it with some cordial food.
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.