Examples of becalm in a Sentence
becalmed at last, she slept soundly for the first time in weeks
Recent Examples of becalm from the Web
Trading in the region was becalmed, with markets in Hong Kong, Shanghai and South Korea closed for public holidays.
Their fleet, so the story went, was becalmed, and the price that the goddess Artemis demanded for giving them a fair wind was that King Agamemnon, the commander in chief, should perform a human sacrifice — of his own daughter, Iphigenia.
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First Known Use of becalm
Synonymscalm, compose, lull, lullaby, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], salve, settle, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)
Antonymsagitate, discompose, disquiet, disturb, key (up), perturb, upset, vex
Related Wordsappease, conciliate, hush, mollify, pacify, placate; allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, lay, mitigate, quell, relax, relieve, solace; narcotize, sedate, stupefy
Near Antonymsaggravate, heighten, intensify; arouse, excite, foment, incite, rouse, stir (up), work up
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