set at rest

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He had been revolving in his mind whether any business was to be transacted, or whether he had been merely invited to partake of a glass of brandy-and- water, or a bowl of punch, or any similar professional compliment, and now the doubt was set at rest without his appearing at all eager for its solution.
She persisted in playing her part, determined to set at rest in him any possible suspicion that she had reasons of her own for being afraid of Julian Gray.
My speculations were speedily set at rest, however, for as soon as we had dined, there came rumbling up the street, shaking its sides like a corpulent giant, a kind of barge on wheels.
It was ruffled next moment, to be sure, by a doubt of Miss Murdstone's giving her consent; but even that was set at rest soon, for she came out to take an evening grope in the store-closet while we were yet in conversation, and Peggotty, with a boldness that amazed me, broached the topic on the spot.
That night--I am still speaking of the first day of our circumnavigation of the plateau--a great experience awaited us, and one which for ever set at rest any doubt which we could have had as to the wonders so near us.
His sense of relief was great; he had been certain that her answer would have confirmed his suspicions, but that anxiety being set at rest, he was the more conscious of annoyance with her for her behavior.
The elections at local basis end various issues, which can also set at rest the public despondency.
The lifetime achievement award should set at rest Rahman's fears.
Yolande's mind is set at rest when she spies on Darren and Libby.
ISLAMABAD, December 02, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Muhammad Raisani has said the recognition of people of Balochistan rights on Reckodak project will set at rest the unrest prevailing among the people of the area and the province.