What does the word quiescence mean?

Usage examples for quiescence

  1. She sat back in her chair, with her face turned up to the ceiling, in a state of the most complete quiescence. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  2. The other living beings who had obtained admittance to the Queen's chamber at so early an hour were constrained by etiquette to formal, silent quiescence. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. She gave up talking in despair, and by the time the young gentlemen had tired themselves into quiescence, and began to eat the provisions, both ladies were glad to be allowed a little silence. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge