calming calming  /ˈkɑ mɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)

Usage(s):

  1. While the annual monsoon season has recently reduced the number of attacks, observers fear that the peril will rise again with the calming of the weather.
  2. But, in the interest of being prepared for the unlikely and also calming down any unnecessary fears, here's what's being done, and what you can do.
  3. But instead of reciprocating with calming measures, the Kremlin appears to have seized on the opening offered by Georgia to press home a point.

News

  1. Dog Scared of Fireworks? Thundershirt says, 'Fear Not!'

    Leader in pet anxiety and stress solutions offers pet friendly options for calming pets during firework festivities. (PRWeb June 20, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10846174.htm
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Camp Pollock keeps outdoor legacy near downtown Sacramento

    As campers straighten up tents, gather firewood and rest after a day of activity, nature responds with the calming of wildlife and the quickly darkening sky.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

  3. Upper Providence supervisors approve traffic calming for Mont Clare

    UPPER PROVIDENCE - The township supervisors have approved traffic calming measures for Whitaker Avenue in Mont Clare. The township's traffic engineer, Kenneth O'Brien, told the board Monday that residents were concerned by speeding in the area of Norwood Street, where there is a school bus stop. According to O'Brien, the "prevailing" speed limit on Whitaker was 37 miles per hour, or 12 miles ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Mercury

Quotes

  1. "That tells you how screwed up we are," Rivers said with a smile. "Kevin Garnett is calming our team down."
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Doc Rivers Source: The Associated Press

  2. "These type of inmates have a calming effect - they help maintain good work levels and good behavior," Taylor said. "If we put them all in one institution, it could have a bad effect on the bad guys elsewhere."
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Alex Taylor Source: Forbes

  3. "Let me say clearly that the danger for financial market stability has not yet been banished," Merkel said in a speech to the lower house. "We must, by approving this bill, as quickly as possible create the basis for calming the situation on...
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: Angela Merkel Source: eTaiwan News

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