settled


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settled

[′sed·əld]
(meteorology)
Pertaining to weather, devoid of storms for a considerable period.
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Then I thought we would both go first with part of our goods, and that when we were settled I should come back to Virginia and fetch the remainder; but even then I knew he would never part with me, and be left there to go on alone.
"How do you mean, settled?" returned Richard with his gay laugh.
"It must be very agreeable for her to be settled within so easy a distance of her own family and friends."
"I had hoped ALL was settled," answered the good woman in alarm.
"I do wish they'd get it settled! I don't like long engagements."
This thing's got to be settled between us, and it may as well be settled right here and now."
Why, most likely he'd a settled down in San Francisco--he'd a-had to--an' held onto them three Market street lots, an' bought more lots, of course, an' gone into steamboat companies, an' stock gamblin', an' railroad buildin', an' Comstock-tunnelin'.
The air of settled gloom, which had taken possession of the squatter's countenance, lighted for an instant with a look of dull drollery, as he answered--
My mind is settled at last, and I am now able to accept the services which you have so unreservedly offered to me.
The young willow-wrens, however, continued to cry and scream, and when their parents again brought food they said: 'We will not so much as touch one fly's leg, no, not if we were dying of hunger, until you have settled whether we are respectable children or not; the bear has been here and has insulted us!' Then the old King said: 'Be easy, he shall be punished,' and he at once flew with the Queen to the bear's cave, and called in: 'Old Growler, why have you insulted my children?
Luckily Hayward's letters came seldom, and in the intervals Philip settled down again to his industrious life.
'And what did DINAH turn to, I wonder?' she prattled on, as she settled comfortably down, with one elbow in the rug, and her chin in her hand, to watch the kittens.