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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
1. Motion in General
 
265. Quiescence.
 
  
NOUN:REST; stillness &c. adj.; quiescence; stagnation, stagnancy; fixity, immobility, catalepsy; indisturbance [rare]; quietism.
  QUIET, tranquillity, calm; repose [See Repose]; peace; dead calm, anticyclone; statue-like repose; silence [See Silence]; not a breath of air, not a mouse stirring; not a leaf stirring; sleep (inactivity) [See Inactivity].
  PAUSE, lull (cessation) [See Cessation]; stand, standstill; standing still &c. v.; lock; deadlock, dead stop, dead stand; full stop; fix; embargo.
  RESTING PLACE; gîte [F.]; bivouac; home (abode) [See Abode]; pillow &c. (support) 215; haven (refuge) [See Refuge]; goal (arrival) [See Arrival].
  
VERB:BE QUIESCENT &c. adj.; stand still, stand fast, stand firm, lie still; keep quiet, repose, rest one’s bonnet on a chair [dial., U. S.], rest one’s face and hands [dial., U. S.], hold the breath.
  REMAIN, stay; stand, lie to, ride at anchor, remain in situ, tarry, mark time; bring to, heave to, lay to; pull up, draw up; hold, halt; stop, stop short; rest, pause, anchor; cast anchor, come to anchor; rest on one’s oars; repose -, rest- on one’s laurels; lie back on one’s record; take breath; stop (discontinue) [See Cessation].
  VEGETATE, stagnate; quieta non movere [L.]; let alone, let well enough alone; abide, rest and be thankful; keep within doors, stay at home, go to bed, live the life of a clam.
  dwell &c. (be present) [See Presence]; settle &c. (be located) [See Location]; alight (arrive) [See Arrival]; stick, stick fast; stand, stand like a post; not stir a -peg, - step; stand like a stuck pig [colloq.]; be at a stand &c. n.
  QUELL, becalm, hush, calm, still, stay, lull to sleep, lay an embargo on, put the brakes on.
  
ADJECTIVE:QUIESCENT, still; motionless, moveless; fixed; stationary; immotile; at rest, at a stand, at a standstill, at anchor; stock-still; standing still &c. v.; sedentary, untraveled, stay-at-home; becalmed, stagnant, quiet; unmoved, undisturbed, unruffled; calm, restful; cataleptic; immovable (stable) [See Stability]; sleeping (inactive) [See Inactivity]; silent [See Silence]; still as -a statue, - a post, - a stone, - a mouse, - death.
  
ADVERB:AT A STAND &c. adj.; tout court [F.]; at the halt.
  
INTERJECTION:STOP! stay! avast! [naut.] halt! hold hard! whoa! hold! sabr karo! [Hind.], arrêtez! [F.], halte! [F.].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Requiescat in pace; Deus nobis hæc otia fecit.—Vergil
  2. The noonday quiet holds the hill.—Tennyson
  3. The silence surged softly backward When the plunging hoofs were gone.—De La Mare
  4. There is not wind enough to twirl The one red leaf.—Coleridge

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