Today the prisoner seems to us the most dreadful criminal; in a few days, we have calmed down, have learned to know the case from another side, the criminal has shown his real nature more clearly, and our whole notion of him has changed.
She lingered there until dusk, liking the peace and calm of the little place, with its poplars whose rustle was like low, friendly speech, and its whispering grasses growing at will among the graves.
she is calm in her sleep.... Jonathan Harker's Journal.
One may be calm by the very reaction from excitement, or by the oppression of overpowering emotion, as we speak of the calmness of despair.
There were some signs of a calm at noon, and these became more distinct as the sun descended toward the horizon.
He is calm about theman whose activities caused him to spend sixty-six days in a French prison.
Anne wept then, but later on, when she went upstairs and looked in the glass, she was calm with despair.
I grew calmer after a while.
We walked, that winter evening, in the fields together; and the blessed calm within us seemed to be partaken by the frosty air.
32:001:012 And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.
I remember that I suddenly became calm on coming face to face with my mother, as if I needed the assurance that my mother was not dead.
Presently, despite my apathy, despite the kind of deadly calm into which I was cast, something aroused me.
Then you have a beautiful calm without a cloud, smooth sea, placid, crew and cargo in smithereens, Davy Jones’ locker, moon looking down so peaceful.
In German-Austria, his fame was that of a savior, and the mere mention of his name brought calm to the suffering and surcease of sorrow to the afflicted. . . .
The face was wonderfully calm for a man who had been struck down in a moment.
His cap was drawn down over his eyebrows, and his two thick lips were trembling, which added a look of stupidity to his face; his very back, his calm back, was irritating to behold, and she saw written upon his coat all the platitude of the bearer.
He read on, seated calm above his own rising smell.
As he looked at May, returning flushed and calm from her final bull's-eye, he had the feeling that he had never yet lifted that curtain.
The sultan replied, "It is true, O vizier, that resignation is praiseworthy, and impatience blamable; for a poet has justly said, 'Be calm under adversity; for calmness can alone extricate from danger.'