Definition: calmness; peace
Definition: calmness; peace
Sentences Containing 'tranquillity'
But not long was the interval of tranquillity; for, when supper was over, singing was talked of, and she had the mortification of seeing Mary, after very little entreaty, preparing to oblige the company.
It needed all Jane's steady mildness to bear these attacks with tolerable tranquillity.
With assumed tranquillity he then replied:``I have no wish of denying that I did everything in my power to separate my friend from your sister, or that I rejoice in my success.
By dint of constantly dwelling on the idea that tranquillity was death, and if punishment were the end in view other tortures than death must be invented, he began to reflect on suicide.
``Let us first see,''said he,``whether it is possible to remove the traces of my entrance here our future tranquillity depends upon our jailers being entirely ignorant of it.''
This made him less uneasy, it must be owned, than if the new comer had proved to be a customs officer; but this supposition also disappeared like the first, when he beheld the perfect tranquillity of his recruit.
The same day he told his wife, Emmanuel, and his daughter all that had occurred; and a ray of hope, if not of tranquillity, returned to the family.
The most perfect tranquillity was restored, and the vigilance of the custom house officers was redoubled, and their strictness was increased at this time, in consequence of the fair at Beaucaire.
Everything in this charming retreat, from the warble of the birds to the smile of the mistress, breathed tranquillity and repose.
You received a second fortune, money and tranquillity were restored to you, and you, who had been condemned to a felon's life, might live as other men.
``Probably,''said Monte Cristo with his imperturbable tranquillity.
Well, Albert, this money, which was formerly designed to promote the comfort and tranquillity of the woman I adored, may now, through strange and painful circumstances, be devoted to the same purpose.
``That's what I mean,''said Andrea, endeavoring to smile, quite overcome by the strange tranquillity of Bertuccio.
These recollections were dwelt upon with some pleasure by Danglars, and restored him to some degree of tranquillity.
The people feel themselves so much interested in what relates either to their subsistence in this life, or to their happiness in a life to come, that government must yield to their prejudices, and, in order to preserve the public tranquillity, establish that system which they approve of.
But that zeal must be altogether innocent, where the society is divided into two or three hundred, or, perhaps, into as many thousand small sects, of which no one could be considerable enough to disturb the public tranquillity.
The public tranquillity, however, and his own security, may frequently depend upon the doctrines which they may think proper to propagate concerning such matters.
But though this order of men can scarce ever be forced, they may be managed as easily as any other; and the security of the sovereign, as well as the public tranquillity, seems to depend very much upon the means which he has of managing them; and those means seem to consist altogether in the preferment which he has to bestow upon them.
Even they, however, would, in point of happiness and tranquillity, gain considerably by a union with Great Britain.
It would, at least, deliver them from those rancourous and virulent factions which are inseparable from small democracies, and which have so frequently divided the affections of their people, and disturbed the tranquillity of their governments, in their form so nearly democratical.
If thou choosest aught else, with sighs and groans thou wilt be forced to follow a Might greater than thine own, ever seeking Tranquillity without, and never able to attain unto her.
To be cheerful, and to stand in no need, either of other men's help or attendance, or of that rest and tranquillity, which thou must be beholding to others for.
A man cannot any whither retire better than to his own soul; he especially who is beforehand provided of such things within, which whensoever he doth withdraw himself to look in, may presently afford unto him perfect ease and tranquillity.
By tranquillity I understand a decent orderly disposition and carriage, free from all confusion and tumultuousness.
How easy a thing is it for a man to put off from him all turbulent adventitious imaginations, and presently to be in perfect rest and tranquillity!
Such is the nature of thy reasonable commanding part, as that if it exercise justice, and have by that means tranquillity within itself, it doth rest fully satisfied with itself without any other thing.
And as concerning pain, that that which is intolerable is soon ended by death; and that which holds long must needs be tolerable; and that the mind in the meantime (which is all in all) may by way of interclusion, or interception, by stopping all manner of commerce and sympathy with the body, still retain its own tranquillity.
For what in either of these or the like cases should hinder the mind to retain her own rest and tranquillity, consisting both in the right judgment of those things that happen unto her, and in the ready use of all present matters and occasions?
This often thought upon, will much conduce to thy tranquillity.
If pain be an evil, either it is in regard of the body; (and that cannot be, because the body of itself is altogether insensible:) or in regard of the soul But it is in the power of the soul, to preserve her own peace and tranquillity, and not to suppose that pain is evil.
Again, to consider the efficient causes of all things: the proper ends and references of all actions: what pain is in itself; what pleasure, what death: what fame or honour, how every man is the true and proper ground of his own rest and tranquillity, and that no man can truly be hindered by any other: that all is but conceit and opinion.
Tranquillity, a cheerful retreat, pleasant fields, bright skies, murmuring brooks, peace of mind, these are the things that go far to make even the most barren muses fertile, and bring into the world births that fill it with wonder and delight.
May you reach your longed-for fatherland in safety, and may fortune interpose no impediment to your prosperous journey; may the eyes of your friends and kinsmen behold you enjoying in peace and tranquillity the remaining days of your life--and that they may be as many as those of Nestor!"
I am sensible, that, according to the past experience of mankind, friendship is the chief joy of human life, and moderation the only source of tranquillity and happiness.
Although her face was quite bright and happy, there was a tranquillity about it, and about her--a quiet, good, calm spirit--that I never have forgotten; that I shall never forget.
There was a serenity, a tranquillity, a calm sunset air about him, which quite affected me.
Among other havens of domestic tranquillity and peace of mind, my feet will naturally tend towards the King's Bench Prison.
With her own sweet tranquillity, she calmed my agitation; led me back to the time of our parting; spoke to me of Emily, whom she had visited, in secret, many times; spoke to me tenderly of Dora's grave.
The tranquillity and peace belonging, of old, to that quiet ground in my memory, pervaded it again.
The early stars began to shine while we were lingering on, and looking up to them, we thanked our GOD for having guided us to this tranquillity.
By this means industry will be encouraged, idleness punished, and we shall be famed, as well as happy for our tranquillity and decorum.
Niklas Sundin of Dark Tranquillity designed the artwork for the album cover.
Mies wanted this building to become "an ideal zone of tranquillity" for the weary visitor, who should be invited into the pavilion on the way to the next attraction.
On his death, "The Times" recorded that Phipps had combined gentleness, tranquillity and sweetness of character with deep psychological insight and considerable strength of purpose.
Skydancer is the debut studio album by the Swedish melodic death metal band, Dark Tranquillity.
Doig's work captures moments of tranquillity, which contrast with uneasy oneiric elements.
Damage Done is the sixth full-length studio album by the Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity.
In "Neighbours: The Official Annual 1991", John McCready and Nicola Furlong said that Sharon Davies (Jessica Muschamp) never got any peace and tranquillity when Hilary was around.
With similar ambiguity, "Metro-land" combined idyllic photographs of rural tranquillity with advertising spreads for new, though leafy, housing developments.
He served as its president from 1859 to 1865, during which time the bank enjoyed steady growth and tranquillity.
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