calm

[ kahm; older use kam; spelling pronunciation kahlm ]SEE DEFINITION OF calm

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CALM

Then Pericles arose, and looked around him with calm dignity.

She was maintaining that calm level of submission to fate which had been her lifelong habit.

He was calm of face, but she guessed an excitement beneath the surface.

By retaining his own calm he saw that he kept a great advantage.

But for that she did not love him enough, neither was she yet calm enough in herself to be able for it.

She turned and looked at Moxy to calm the emotion to which she would not give scope.

Her tone was dominated by the desire to be calm, and get at his real feeling.

When after a moment she rose, she was controlled again, calm, very white.

But I can't work; I'm not calm enough, and it would ruin my beauty.

I flushed to see her regard the litter about me with calm deliberateness.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French calme "tranquility, quiet," traditionally from Old Italian calma, from Late Latin cauma "heat of the mid-day sun" (in Italy, a time when everything rests and is still), from Greek kauma "heat" (especially of the sun), from kaiein "to burn" (see caustic). Spelling influenced by Latin calere "to be hot." Figurative application to social or mental conditions is 16c.

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