One hopes they will lose in court, but if they settle, may the punitive clobbering be profound—and cathartic.
The result will force Romney to settle for a crushing win on his native turf, rather than a clean sweep.
With U.S. combat forces expected to pull out of Afghanistan by 2014, the Taliban might decide to settle old scores.
Some of those young men lost their way, unable to settle on a point of view that defined their aesthetic.
And yes, an audience decides who will be the first four to settle on Mars.
We all settle places on the first evening, so it's rather exciting.
“But we must just settle how matters are to proceed,” said Margaret.
He was sitting upon the settle, and leaning his head upon his hand.
It was in the year 1791, that an English family went out to settle in Canada.
The scribe waited to hear him pass up-stairs, or settle himself in an armchair in the kitchen.
"come to rest," Old English setlan "cause to sit, place, put," from setl "a seat" (see settle (n.)). Related: Settling. Cf. German siedeln "to settle, colonize."
From c.1300 of birds, etc., "to alight." From early 14c. as "sink down, descend; cave in." Early 15c. in reference to suspended particles in a liquid. Sense of "establish a permanent residence" first recorded 1620s; that of "decide" is 1620s. Meaning "secure title to by deed" is from 1660s.
Meaning "reconcile" (a quarrel, differences, etc.) perhaps is influenced by Middle English sahtlen "to reconcile," from Old English saht "reconciliation," from Old Norse satt "reconciliation." To settle down "become content" is from 1853; transitive sense from 1520s; as what married couples do in establishing domesticity, from 1718. To settle for "content oneself with" is from 1943.
"long bench," 1550s, from Middle English setle "a seat," from Old English setl "a seat, stall; position, abode; setting of a heavenly body," related to sittan "to sit," from Proto-Germanic *setla- (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch setel, Dutch zetel, German Sessel, Gothic sitls), from PIE *sedla- (cf. Latin sella "seat, chair," Old Church Slavonic sedlo "saddle," Old English sadol "saddle"), from root *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).
To imprison, esp for a life sentence: Foley was ''pinched'' and ''settled'' in San Quentin (1899+)