What does the word quietude mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Quietness.

Usage examples for quietude

  1. I sometimes wondered how many other people felt the oppression of this union between quietude and terror. – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  2. One of our hurried flights had ended at a boarding house, and my extreme quietude- unnatural in a child of health and intelligence- attracted the attention of a certain boarder, who was an actress. – Life on the Stage by Clara Morris
  3. They are the poems he wrote in the prison which gave him quietude and shelter, and in the silence of which the soft voices of his childhood rose again. – Paul Verlaine by Stefan Zweig
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