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Origin of tranquillity
Examples from the Web for tranquility
But the illusions of peace and tranquility soon crumble around them like a patch of freshly laid snow.‘Force Majeure’ and the Swedish Family Vacation From Hell|Alex Suskind|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It gives me tranquility,” said Batya Katzir, another Ashdod resident.The Israeli App Red Alert Saves Lives—but It Just Might Drive You Nuts|Itay Hod|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So it was something that would symbolize some tranquility, peace—anything that would give it a good energy.‘American Idol’ Bandleader Rickey Minor on His Favorite Performance and What It Takes to Win|Kevin Fallon|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Martha hoped that “from this moment [they] would grow old together, in solitude and tranquility.”
We ate in his Sukka, surrounded by a tranquility and quiet that I, in my busy life, rarely experience.Peter Beinart’s Bias Against Me, Cory Booker, and Israel|Rabbi Shmuley Boteach|June 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Tranquility only lasted until Mr. Ernescliffe found it necessary to understand on what terms he was to stand.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
They never knew what secret force suddenly disturbed their tranquility.The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse|Vicente Blasco Ibanez
It was a reflection of the peace and tranquility of her soul, for she had held communion with her God!
The return of tranquility after so much of tumult was startling.The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster
Their foregathering added nothing to the tranquility of the occasion, and both were driven forth by Maudie.The Magnetic North|Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
sometimes US tranquility
also tranquillity, late 14c., from Old French tranquilite (12c.), from Latin tranquillitatem (nominative tranquillitas) "tranquilness," from tranquillus "tranquil," perhaps from trans- "over" (here in its intensive sense of "exceedingly") + a root related to quies "rest" (see quiet (n.)).