Usage examples for quelling

  1. As this was the first time that- as far as I knew- an order had been issued by any Australian Government to its permanent troops to march under arms to assist the police in quelling civil riots, I asked that the instructions should be sent to me in writing. – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  2. He brings him from his secret hill, The spirit foes by spirits quelling Masters the torrents madly swelling, And makes them follow at his will. – Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance. by Friedrich von Hardenberg
  3. There was once, also, a body of policemen; but, strange to say, they were chosen from among the most turbulent of the settlers, and were never expected to be on duty except when a riot took place: the policemen themselves generally being the ringleaders on those occasions, it may be supposed they did not materially assist in quelling disturbances. – Hudson Bay by R.M. Ballantyne
  4. His resolve to play a leading part in Chinese affairs appeared in his speech to the German troops sent out in 1900 to assist in quelling the Boxer Rising. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  5. He had all his life been looking for a chance of quelling a riot. – General John Regan 1913 by George A. Birmingham
  6. They granted appropriations sufficient to cover the deficiency thus necessarily created, and also provided for raising two regiments of volunteers " for the purpose of quelling disturbances in the Territory of Utah, for the protection of supply and emigrant trains, and the suppression of Indian hostilities on the frontiers." – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. Indeed, in the quelling of one of these factitious rebellions, the prisoners taken were two white men, and one of them a manager. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  8. The Puritan Sabbath was a part of Mrs. Pipchin's quelling system too. – Dickens As an Educator by James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
  9. They had moved together up the steps of the porch, and he stood there looking at her, quelling the up- rush of admiration and avid hunger in his eyes. – A Pagan of the Hills by Charles Neville Buck
  10. If it could have been carried out as contemplated it would have been an invaluable lesson to the Puerto Ricans, quelling such pro- Spanish sentiment as existed and rendering American occupation and government of the island a comparatively simple matter. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  11. The absence of the Proconsul from Carthage had been the cause of the delay; and then, some investigation was needed to understand the relation of Callista's seizure to the riot on the one hand, and to the strong act of the military on the other, in quelling it. – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  12. To my surprise, Somers followed her, not hastily, but rather deliberately, and, quelling an absurd impulse to go, too, I turned to Norman Steele, who stood near. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  13. He said Mudd- Weakdew always had been successful in quelling these rebellious workmen down, and making them keep their place, and he thought he would now as soon as he arrived there. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  14. I thought as far back as that time we co- operated in quelling the riots in Mopti that you ought to do this- proclaim yourself El Hassan. – Border, Breed Nor Birth by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  15. The two men had given Kitty carte blanche as regards expenditure and she proceeded to take full advantage of the fact, promptly quelling any tentative suggestions towards economy which Penelope, rather overwhelmed by Mrs. Seymour's lavish notions, occasionally put forth. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  16. Ye gloomy ones, brighten 'neath smiles quelling care- Or pass- for this Comfort is found ev'rywhere. – Poems by Victor Hugo
  17. With all his heart he would engage in quelling the rebellion, which he foresaw was about to burst upon the colony; and then revenge, the sweetest morsel to the jealous mind, was his. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  18. She isn't used to letting her rooms, and her manners are bad, and her long upper lip very quelling but she's really the kindest soul on earth.... – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  19. They handed round the airy chaff as usual, but were very orderly and respectful, nevertheless,- one father of the place quelling every tendency to tumult by kicking his next neighbor, who passed on the penalty till, by this simple and ingenious process, the guilty cause of the trouble was infallibly reached and kicked at last. – Venetian Life by W. D. Howells
  20. That was her way of quelling Kumran. – The Adventures of Akbar by Flora Annie Steel