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  • n  a state of peace and quiet

  • When you're young you think that you're going to sail into a lovely lake of quietude and peace.
  • But Wynn Las Vegas, which opened last week, exudes an anti-Vegas, almost Buddhist quietude.
  • It's a pocket of quietude.
News & Articles

  • An Architectural Bolt Of Inspiration, Or Lightning Struck Down?
    Rome's EUR district is known for its ceremonial quietude. The zone, which was constructed under the behest of Mussolini for the planned but stillborn 1942 Esposizione Universale (World's Fair), is marked by long, empty boulevards and banal modern office buildings. Ghostly fascist monuments head off streets, forming an austere other–era backdrop to the district today. A pair of Roman architects ...
    Oct. 3, 2013 - Fast Company Magazine
Quotes

  • Julia Roberts in UPI.com
    In an interview with Oprah Winfrey set to air Monday, Roberts said of her kids: "They are really angelic and wondrous. (It's) so heavenly and kind and dear and just to have that -- the chaos that goes on in our house and then the quietude that goes...
  • Heath Ledger in Sovo.com
    I think sometimes in acting, or in life, words can kind of complicate things,Ledger says. "They can confuse an issue. If anything, [Ennis's quietude] gave me more room and more space to express what I wanted."
  • Alan Greenspan in MSNBC
    There was a strange and appreciated quietude early that New Year's Day when the lights stayed on and the computers kept humming,Greenspan said in remarks at the dedication of a new Houston branch bank for the Federal Reserve.

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