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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Calmer One who, or that which, makes calm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Pacific Ocean was named by Magellen because it was calmer than the Atlantic
    • n calmer One who or that which calms, or has the power to still and make quiet; one who or that which allays, pacifies, or soothes.
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In literature:

Gregor, in contrast, had become much calmer.
"Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka
As I sat beside Colonel Washington, I found myself growing calmer, and ashamed of my lack of self-control.
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Fortunately, reefs ran out from the shore at intervals, and calmer water could be found in their lee.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
Ida's appearance was noticeably calmer than the night before.
"Miss Ludington's Sister" by Edward Bellamy
He had since then been calmer, more himself.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
However, they ended by becoming somewhat calmer.
"Lourdes From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
If she only knew which mood had been his to-night she thought she would feel calmer.
"The Woman With The Fan" by Robert Hichens
Thus Guillaume became a little calmer.
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
However, they ended by becoming somewhat calmer.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
But we were fallen now upon calmer, brighter days.
"In the Valley" by Harold Frederic
Exhaustion then applied its own remedy, and he grew calmer.
"The Wendigo" by Algernon Blackwood
But," added he in a calmer voice, "I, at all events, am the only sufferer.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 331, May, 1843" by Various
Grown calmer, presently, he took quick action.
"The Air Trust" by George Allan England
I attempted to address her in her calmer moods, but it was without any success.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
Left alone with him, Nina still clung to her husband; but she grew rapidly calmer in his quiet hold.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
I think he would have become calmer and less excitable and impatient in time.
"The Red Redmaynes" by Eden Phillpotts
However, she soon grew calmer.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
He walked along the bank until he got calmer and then went back to examine a canoe he meant to caulk.
"The Lure of the North" by Harold Bindloss
As I returned to my lodgings I grew calmer and more hopeful.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
She will be calmer when she wakes.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

Soon a saner, calmer look
Came in Murray's strainin' eyes.
Though his body heaved an' shook,
He held back his awful cries
Till another wave of pain
Gripped him, an' he shrieked again.
"The Reaper in the Bush" by C J Dennis
Yet even in my wrath a wild regret
Mingles; a bitterness of jealous strife
Tinges my fury as I foam and fret
Against the borders of that calmer life,
Beside whose course my wrathful course is set.
"Gulf-Stream" by Susan Coolidge
"Is it towards sorrow or towards joy you lift
The sharpness of your trembling spears?
Or do you seek, through the grey tears
That blur the sky, in the heart of the triumphing blue,
A deeper, calmer rift?"
"Song of Poplars" by Aldous Huxley
What is truth? said Pilate, groping
In the darkness of his ire.—
Trembling, doubting, fearing, hoping,
Calmer souls may well inquire,
What is truth?—that prize whose worth
Far exceeds the gifts of earth.
"What Is Truth?" by John Bowring
From earth alone man wins his bread;
By earth alone are all things fed;
A fact we'll recognise when we grow calmer.
Justice for all may then prevail,
For farmers first, then down the scale
To the man who farms the man who farms the farmer.
"Frankenstein" by C J Dennis
Wheat, Wheat, Wheat! When it comes my turn to meet
Death the Reaper, an' the Keeper of the Judgment Book I greet,
Then I'll face 'em sort o' calmer with the solace of the farmer
That he's fed a million brothers with his Wheat, Wheat, Wheat.
"Wheat" by C J Dennis

In news:

NEW YORK (AP) TV viewing could soon sound a little calmer.
NEW YORK—TV viewing could soon sound a little calmer.
But it concluded in a much calmer way.
TV viewing could soon sound a little calmer .
NEW YORK — TV viewing could soon sound a little calmer .
0Firefighters battling wildfires in the West were hoping a holiday of calmer winds and higher humidity would help efforts against scores of fires burning across the region.
Tiki is a gentle, sensitive cat that prefers a calmer home.
In general, warm colors, like red and yellow, send an outgoing, energetic message, while cool colors, like blue, are calmer and more reserved.
Early morning crowds calmer, smaller as shopping sales creep into Thanksgiving.
1 assassin, the player who remains calmer than a lagoon in those time-grows-desperate situations.
NEW YORK TV viewing could soon sound a little calmer.
And calmer winds are making fire managers optimistic.
They really need it to be calmer -- 6-7 mph.
One of the worst-kept secrets in Washington is that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will soon leave his post for a calmer life at his beloved Northern California ranch.
Remembrances this year were familiar but calmer following last year's milestone 10th anniversary.