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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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quench

(verb) To satisfy (one's thirst, desires, etc.).

Synonyms: slake, allay, assuage

Usage: He stopped to quench his thirst at a stream.
JUSTIN Excellence
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 1:05:12 AM

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O Springlet, as calm and unrepentant thy waves quench my heart with wonder and delight ... Of her that is departed no shadow haunts thy water...







Robert Imgrat
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 9:46:15 AM

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He had just a hope to allay his thirst for water but a moose was not allied with him close enough to share some space.
monamagda
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:16:18 AM

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Uses of quench in poetry

"Not the light that was quenched for us, nor the deeds that were,
Nor the ancient days,
Nor the sorrows not sorrowful, nor the face most fair
Of perfect praise."

"Super Flumina Babylonis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
thar
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 2:20:09 PM

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Quote:
cwencan
To quench, extinguish, put out; extinguere

Bæd ðæt hí ðæt leóht acwencton
prayed that they would put out the light

Úre leóhtfatu synt acwencte
lampades nostræ extinguuntur,

Fýr ne byþ acwenced
ignis non extinguitur


just enjoying the Old English vibe, as most of the words that make it onto this list are Latin/French origin.
But they did manage to unnecessarily complicate the spelling! Whistle
nkelsey
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 5:09:22 PM
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rhymes with drench (which also means the same).
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 9:36:18 PM

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Ah, after being sent to the restroom by the manager of the restaurant, but a strong stench of urine and no place to sit except a dirty toilet seat, the new mother was allowed to finally breastfeed her child, thereby quenching its demanding thirst.
Vicki Holzknecht
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:18:45 PM

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I like room temperature water to quench my thirst.
7Thunders
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:22:50 PM

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Quench not the Spirit
Prof. Crayon
Posted: Thursday, September 4, 2014 6:25:36 AM

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To quench a rebellion.
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