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settle down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v settle down become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style "He finally settled down"
    • v settle down become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation "After the fight both men need to cool off.","It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."
    • v settle down settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground "dust settled on the roofs"
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Usage

In literature:

Animals arrived, liked the look of the place, took up their quarters, settled down, spread, and flourished.
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
The day after we arrived we were given our own lines and we settled down to hard work.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
I just couldn't settle down in Orchard Glen, now that I've been away.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
My discomfort lasted far beyond that evening, and I do not wonder that it took me some time to settle down.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
By the middle of December the Battalion had finally settled down and we began our training.
"Life in a Tank" by Richard Haigh
I've allus had the saddle itch till Mormon an' Sam an' me settled down to the ranch.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
The boys' baggage had already arrived, so it did not take the lads long to settle down.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
I wonder how you will settle down at Harrow next winter after all this change!
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
Rick settled down to the business of flying.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
He had at one time been a hunter, but had married and settled down on a farm.
"Captain Bayley's Heir:" by G. A. Henty
Darkness had now settled down, and they could see but little at a distance.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
He wanted his son to settle down and be a real man of affairs.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
Several years ago now, we bought our land from the Maoris, and settled down here upon the Pahi.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
In that beautiful island Mr. and Mrs. Chalmers settled down at once to work.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
In all he cleared the water eleven times before he settled down.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Oh well, he would settle down to his fate.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
But he settled down with the communicator to make the attempt.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
Makes him feel like settling down.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
If he could marry her and settle down he would be happy.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
After this stormy introduction to the camp, the family settled down quietly enough.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
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In poetry:

O, well the mist upon the moss
May darkly settle down,
And hide the struggle yet to be
Ere Cameron wins the crown;
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
"Sit ye down, and dry and warm ye, for the night
is chill with rain."
And the goodwife drew the settle, and stirred the
fire amain.
"Mary Garvin" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The young horned moon has gone from the sky,
And night has settled down;
A red glare shows from the Rampadells,
Grim as a burning town.
"Burning Off" by Dorothea Mackellar
Settle down and close those eyes
Now the birds and beasts are sleeping,
Settle down my handsome darling
The Lord has you in His keeping.
"Wensleydale Lullaby" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
The cherry-snows are falling now;
Down from the blossom-clouded sky
Of zephyr-troubled twig and bough,
In widely settling whirls they fly.
"The Cherry-Snows" by Clark Ashton Smith
While the dusk grew ever deeper and the evening settled down,
And the lamp-lit windows twinkled in the drowsy little town,
Old and young we sang the chorus and the echoes told it o'er
In the dear familiar voices, hushed or scattered evermore.
"Sunday Afternoons" by Joseph C Lincoln

In news:

INTERVIEWS Truckin': Go Behind No Doubt's ' Settle Down ' Video.
" Settle Down " is the first single and video from "Push and Shove," No Doubt's first album in ten years K945 is proud to present their new video.
We need to settle down Carimi.
No Doubt will premiere their long-awaited video f0r new single ' Settle Down ' on July 16.
When It's Time to Settle Down .
No Doubt stopped by 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' on Thursday and showed they can deliver a live version of their new single ' Settle Down ' that's even stronger than the studio recording.
First Spouse sales settle down .
No Doubt's ' Settle Down ' Gets Remixed by Major Lazer.
Eve's ready to settle down .
No Doubt's ' Settle Down ' Video to Premiere on July 16 + More.
The band's clip for ' Settle Down, ' will premiere on E on Monday, July 16.
Why Can't the GOP Race Settle Down .
Listen to Major Lazer's Remix of No Doubt's ' Settle Down .
No Doubt just released their new single ' Settle Down ' last month, and now it's getting a slight makeover, thanks to a remix by Major Lazer.
No Doubt Unveils Official Clip for New Single ' Settle Down ' (Video).
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In science:

The curvature perturbation ζm is initially time-dependent due to the energy transfer from the perturbed curvaton, but settles down to a constant value at late times, once the curvaton has completely decayed Γ1 + Γ2 ≫ H .
Curvature and isocurvature perturbations in a three-fluid model of curvaton decay
It eventually settles down to the stable equilibrium r = a, while the extra energy V (0) − V (a) is carried away by electromagnetic radiation.
Closed String Tachyon Condensation: An Overview
Within the framework of Kaluza-Klein hypotheses, a different morphology arises between waves generated before than the compactification process settled down and ordinary 4-dimensional waves.
Can be gravitational waves markers for an extra-dimension?
Adding the stiffness term K > mgL is the simplest way of stabilising the system (a frictional term would also be needed in order for the system to settle down in the position α= 0).
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
It will leave a dip with relative size ∆Pζ /Pζ ∼ p1 + c/ǫ − 1 since ˙φ increases first, followed by oscillations caused by a non-attractor component of the mode function before it settles down again in the attractor solution.
Primordial Non-Gaussianities from Inflation Models
This technique stabilizes the evolution near the origin and the system quickly settles down to a steady state inside the horizon.
Relativistic magnetohydrodynamics in dynamical spacetimes: A new AMR implementation
Between curves Pmax /a and Pmin/a the half-divided phase of close binary system settles down.
Elliptical motions of stars in close binary systems
They then slowly settle down toward the limit corresponding to a null hypothesis of a Brownian present as the sampling frequency decreases, and the noise presumably becomes less of a factor.
Is Brownian motion necessary to model high-frequency data?
The remnant of a binary BH merger settles down to the Kerr solution by emitting gravitational radiation at characteristic (complex) quasinormal frequencies M ωnlm that depend only on χ.
Numerical simulations of black-hole binaries and gravitational wave emission
If the dust settles down, you should be able to see a fairly complete proof of our main results for the case p = 2.
Representations of finite groups: Local cohomology and support
The matching window should exclude the first couple of cycles of the numerical waveform during which time the simulation is settling down from the initial conditions.
Extracting equation of state parameters from black hole-neutron star mergers. I. Nonspinning black holes
In the first stage of production, the concentrated energy is not settled down to a simple, symmetric black hole, but rather violently emitting gravitational waves.
Black holes and the LHC: A review
At the end of this phase, it will settle down to a stationary, rotating black hole then it can be nicely described by the Myers-Perry solution.
Black holes and the LHC: A review
The highly rotating black hole emits Hawking radiation and settles down to a non-rotating black hole.
Black holes and the LHC: A review
The newly formed compact ob ject loses its asymmetries and settles down to an axially symmetric geometry emitting ringdown gravitational waveforms.
Tests of General Relativity and Alternative theories of gravity using Gravitational Wave observations
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