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verb as in calm

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This ceiling-high fabrication may not directly address the show’s theme, but for anyone becalmed during the past 18 months, humanity’s assault on nature was an apt subject for contemplation.

Then that Monday, with their nerves becalmed and their emotions moved, they drove back toward Texas.

I am making a sail according to your lordship's plan, to becalm the hull of the ship, but want sailcloth for completing it.

Ships are generally obliged to be towed into the harbor, in consequence of the high points which tower high, and becalm them.

An imprisoned man who asks for an Italian book to becalm his fever may be safely presumed to know that language.

One sail is also said to becalm another when the wind is aft.

Becalm, and henceforth think that the peril is mine, not yours.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to becalm, such as: allay, compose, lull, pacify, placate, and quiet.

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