set (something) at rest

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set (something) at rest

To resolve, satisfy, or conclude something; to pacify, calm, or settle something. We've been arguing over this will for nearly a year now. Can't we just set this all at rest? I hope this explanation will help finally set these questions at rest. News of the EU bailout has set the turbulent markets at rest, at least for the time being.
See also: rest, set
References in classic literature ?
First, notwithstanding the proverb that constant dropping will wear away a stone, you may set your mind at rest that these people never will - never would, in hundred years - impair your ground with Miss Havisham, in any particular, great or small.
With regard to our circumstances, Ned, you may set your mind at rest upon that score.
Unnecessary to pursue the subject,' returned Flora, 'and would not have mentioned it on any account except as supposing it a favourable and only letter of introduction but as to being fact no doubt whatever and you may set your mind at rest for the very dress I have on now can prove it and sweetly made though there is no denying that it would tell better on a better figure for my own is much too fat though how to bring it down I know not, pray excuse me I am roving off again.
But if you are afraid of doing any injury to Captain Hawdon, you may set your mind at rest about that.
But if you're worried about the self-denial side of the yogic life, Elisabeth can set your mind at rest.
I believe that he should also have suggested that the vermiculite should be tested by an accredited asbestos inspector or asbestos-removal firm, which you should do now to set your mind at rest.
She suggests it's a good idea to try to get a friend to accompany a child the first time they run an errand or walk to school without an adult, pointing out: "It's lovely for your child to share the experience, and it'll set your mind at rest that they're not alone.
Everyone worries about their unborn babies but there are some tests you can have to set your mind at rest.
But the only way to set your mind at rest is to have a test.
Often a few simple checks can set your mind at rest.
Your numbers reveal that you need to set your mind at rest on this one.
To set your mind at rest it's also worth making a call to the local planning department for extra advice and reassurance.
News received could set your mind at rest or reduce a burden.