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
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That doubt, at any rate, was now set at rest; but the very removal of it opened a new prospect of uncertainty.
They got on excellently, for Amy's chief care was soon set at rest by learning that the gentleman would leave first, and she was chatting away in a peculiarly lofty strain, when the old lady got out.
You see us here, quiet in our own home; our anxieties set at rest, our home restored to us; and knowing that, dear Trotwood, you know all.'
The curate was known to another curate who walked in the procession, and their recognition of one another set at rest the apprehensions of both parties; the first then told the other in two words who Don Quixote was, and he and the whole troop of penitents went to see if the poor gentleman was dead, and heard Sancho Panza saying, with tears in his eyes, "Oh flower of chivalry, that with one blow of a stick hast ended the course of thy well-spent life!
As I entered, however, my fears were set at rest, for it was the acrid fumes of strong coarse tobacco which took me by the throat and set me coughing.
"I would fain have it set at rest on the point I last spoke of, Dorothea.
The doubt would soon be set at rest. "Be the trial what it may," she thought to herself, "let me bear it as my mother would have borne it."
"The Ministry of HRD would request the student and scientific community to set at rest any controversy on this count and would urge them to participate in shaping up the education system of the country to build the USD 5 trillion economy that the country is looking forward to," it said.
This timely quashing of the rumours about presidential system at the highest level should set at rest the fears and apprehensions of the opposition parties particularly former ruling parties PPP and PML(N) and they should utilize their time and energy in something more constructive instead of indulging in such fishing of rumours.
Furthermore, the reconciliatory tone in the victory speech by the leader of PTI, Imran Khan, delivered on Thursday evening comforted investors that the maddening noise and uncertainty on the political front would now be set at rest.
We also recommend that the full report of the 'Dawn Leaks' Inquiry Committee should be made public immediately to set at rest all doubts about the culpability of persons responsible in this matter of national security.'
Yolande's mind is set at rest when she spies on Darren and Libby.
With the FATF fear set at rest for the immediate future, most stock analysts and traders thought that the market on Monday was in the grip of political uncertainty.