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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SETTLING

The settling of this region well deserves a place in history.

This has not been his fault but his misfortune—the settling of an estate, it may be, or the death of a master.

Her act of abandonment was really an arrangement for settling her son permanently in life.

She had disappeared, and I supposed she was just settling under water.

The solicitor was by no means pleased with this way of settling the matter.

All my family at Homburg, settling down tranquilly in the enemy's country.

The next morning, just as we were all settling to work, my father entered the school.

Well, now the thing had to be done again—for the settling of Marcia.

There were projects of giving up India and settling at home.

The silent gentlemen, settling their mustachios, followed in the rear.

WORD ORIGIN

"come to rest," Old English setlan "cause to sit, place, put," from setl "a seat" (see settle (n.)). Related: Settling. Cf. German siedeln "to settle, colonize."

From c.1300 of birds, etc., "to alight." From early 14c. as "sink down, descend; cave in." Early 15c. in reference to suspended particles in a liquid. Sense of "establish a permanent residence" first recorded 1620s; that of "decide" is 1620s. Meaning "secure title to by deed" is from 1660s.

Meaning "reconcile" (a quarrel, differences, etc.) perhaps is influenced by Middle English sahtlen "to reconcile," from Old English saht "reconciliation," from Old Norse satt "reconciliation." To settle down "become content" is from 1853; transitive sense from 1520s; as what married couples do in establishing domesticity, from 1718. To settle for "content oneself with" is from 1943.

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