Usage examples for quelling

  1. Furthermore it did practically nothing toward quelling the conspiracy. – Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country by Francis Miltoun
  2. 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
  3. With her clear eyes lifted, Dreaming, lighting, swift and quelling On all darkness drifted From this earth, a vacant dwelling,- With her haste flashing, flowing Bright above all fear or scorning,- I have seen my darling going Up the mountains of the morning! – Perpetual Light by William Rose Benet