Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUIETEST

"Well, go on," interposed the youngest and quietest of the group.

Little Dorrit seemed the least, the quietest, and weakest of Heaven's creatures.

It was the simplest and quietest wedding,—at home, on an August morning.

He had the quietest way of speakin', anyhow, and his voice was a lovely tenor.

It never was safe, even in the quietest times, to be flippant with Crossan.

The quietest day, bar none, we have had on the Peninsula since we first landed.

"I have been looking for you; you are welcome here," he said, in the quietest of tones.

There ain't any bluff an' bluster about him, he's the quietest hand you ever saw.

They were really the quietest and most peaceful years—unless the Dowager happened to be in town.

But for the rest—learn to paint everything in the quietest and simplest light.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "freedom from disturbance or conflict; calm, stillness," from Old French quiete "rest, repose, tranquility" and directly from Latin quies (genitive quietis) "a lying still, rest, repose, peace," from PIE root *qwi- "rest" (cf. Old Persian shiyati-, Avestan shaiti- "well-being;" Avestan shyata- "happy;" Gothic hveila, Old English hwil "space of time;" see while (n.)). Late 14c. as "inactivity, rest, repose."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.