(1) Throughout the poem, the mother constantly attempts to quell and quiet Jim's desire, reading that desire as potentially self-destructive.(2) Carrots clear out excess cholesterol from the system, while ginger is wonderful at calming the digestive tract, helping to quell the feelings of nausea that some people experience when detoxing.(3) Many householders fear their insurance premiums could rise but the Association of British Insurers is trying to quell homeowners' worries.(4) he spoke up again to quell any panic among the assembled youngsters(5) The military government pledged to quell rebellion and unify the country by force.(6) We use it to comfort ourselves, quell anxiety and fear, and numb those feelings of self-doubt.(7) extra police were called to quell the disturbance(8) Military experts said last night that regular soldiers - let alone elite assault troops - had never before been used to quell disorder in the United States.(9) He said his office would continue in its efforts to save the peace pact, despite the looming operation to quell the rebels.(10) Partly, it may be a desire to quell emotions in front of strangers.(11) So the wait prolongs before Harry Potter and his friends at Hogwarts School of Magic finally quell Lord Voldemort, the evil and powerful Wizard.(12) Two of the top generals commanding the operation were replaced, although Moscow insisted they had been elevated to other duties and not punished for failing to quell the rebels.(13) Human-rights groups slam the government for continuing to use these emergency powers, which were originally promulgated to quell ethnic unrest and deal with terrorism many years ago.(14) Though this combo is just as passionate as their fellow Sagittarians, the Virgo Moon affects the inner nature enough to quell some of the more rash aspects of the Sagittarius personality.(15) Members of the 800th Military Police Brigade had to use lethal force several times to quell prisoner uprisings, the report says.(16) But, just as Edward Longshanks failed to quell the rebellion that led to Scottish independence, William Wallace's legacy lives on.