We allay excitement, appease a tumult, calm agitation, compose our feelings or countenance, pacify the quarrelsome, quiet the boisterous or clamorous, soothe grief or distress.
John was a mild man, but he was human, and after a long day's work to come home tired, hungry, and hopeful, to find a chaotic house, an empty table, and a cross wife was not exactly conducive to repose of mind or manner.
Something just flashes into your mind, so exciting, and you must out with it.
The bus trundled down Katella, heading for the bus-entrance, and then it disgorged its load of frenetic tourists.
We have seen men turned to brutes,frenzied, killing for fun, for terror, for bravado, forostentation.
Whether it comes from the trees which have been heated by the sun, or from the water, I can never discover.
Then there was a good deal of tumultuous leave-taking between Hoste and his family circle, mingled with sniffling and handkerchiefs, and of quieter farewells as concerned the rest of the party.
Some perturbations in those orbits; belt’s still unsettled.”
The abbess listened more attentively, grew animated by degrees, and smiled.
"You decided that you would be kind to Joan Sheldon-one of the city's finest and most well-renowned chefs-by burning down her kitchen?"
I still have confused memories of that illness.
A miserable and deluded man, who sees a thousand things which never had any existence except in his disordered imagination.
He felt a muscular chest, and in another moment the whole mass of struggling, excited men shot out into the crowded hall.
How then should he look upon her as of less consequence than himself; as a pretty trifle to caress and grow weary of; and not deal in the greatest seriousness with the affection which he knew that he had awakened in her--so fervid and so impressionable as she was under her reserve--in order that it might not agonize and wreck her?
The youth spoke no word, but the worthy Yorkshireman caught one sight of his fevered eyes and trembled causelessly.
‘Don’t let us talk of what fancies come into your head when you are feverish.
They heard, I say, strokes falling with a measured beat, and a certain rattling of iron and chains that, together with the furious din of the water, would have struck terror into any heart but Don Quixote's.
Still, as a practical matter, shutting down 2600 by court-order would create so much legal hassle that it is simply unfeasible, at least for the present.
hell broke loose
After touching the saint's feet, I sauntered into the jungle, making my way through its tropical tangle until I reached Tarakeswar.
It seemed to him as though he were in a madhouse, and was becoming as mad as those he saw.
We had on our best clothes, and we talked pretty, and were very happy—all except two young fellows, students, just returned from Germany, commonplace young men, who seemed restless and uncomfortable, as if they found the proceedings slow.
His father had made the blunder of bringing him up in ignorance and taking it for innocence; and after fourteen months of riotous living, the city authorities had to take charge of him, in order to save him from starvation.
Soon, the Rummer Boar captain, who had made little progress through the lizards, knelt among the lizards, screaming, weeping, and blubbing like a wild beast.
Nancy Stevens lived in one of the new bungalows near the school and it was beautiful with shiny furniture and rugs that felt like woolly bed slippers under one's tread and two pairs of curtains at each window and Nancy's own room was all pink even to the ruffled stuff hung over her bed like a tent.