Politically, we are settling for so much less than what is necessary.
settling over wilderness areas everywhere, like a deadly fog, is the scourge of our time: global warming.
Some suggest that what is going on is a settling of tribal scores.
To her credit, Kardashian was aware that she was struggling—to say the least—with settling into her role.
The stench of corruption is settling over world soccer like a poisonous fog, and players are paying the price.
He had read Miss Crewdson's letters; she was most emphatically not a settling woman!
I've been thinking for a long time of marrying and settling down.
Filomena took up the corner of her apron and wiped her forehead, as if she were settling her brains into their places.
Once he even went as far south as Florida with the idea of settling there.
He came back into the corridor and Dane clanked out in his place, settling himself behind the controls.
"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+)