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placable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj placable easily calmed or pacified
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Placable Capable of being appeased or pacified; ready or willing to be pacified; willing to forgive or condone. "Methought I saw him placable and mild."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • placable Capable of being placated or pacified; easy to be appeased; willing to forgive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Placable plā′ka-bl or plak′a-bl that may be appeased: relenting: willing to forgive
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. placabilis, fr. placare, to quiet, pacify: cf. F. placable,. See Placate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. placabilisplacāre, to appease, akin to placēre, to please.

Usage

In literature:

By means of this concession the placable creditors were able to bring the dissatisfied creditors to reason.
"Eugenie Grandet" by Honore de Balzac
Feraud, on the assumption that, having just scored heavily, he would be found placable and disposed to moderation.
"A Set of Six" by Joseph Conrad
When Barnes Newcome thinks fit he can be perfectly placable in his demeanour and delicate in his conduct.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The sweet, placable, scrupulous nature began to blame itself.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Till the implacables of her family change their natures, and become placable!
"Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
He's placable when it suits him.
"J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 3" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
It was some pleasure to me, to observe the placability of these ladies of my own family, had they, any or either of them, met with a LOVELACE.
"Clarissa, Volume 7" by Samuel Richardson
Do not be too sure about it when it is placable and permissive.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
He appealed to Buckingham, who vouchsafed to appear more placable.
"Bacon" by Richard William Church
Upon this the placable Viceroy sent to know whether the priest would receive the visit he refused to pay.
"Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)" by William Henry Hurlbert
Charles had been a silent, placable man all his life through.
"French and English" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Placable = kvietebla, kvietema.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
The assumption was, that having just scored heavily, he would be found placable and disposed to moderation.
"The Point Of Honor A Military Tale" by Joseph Conrad
She's impertinent, and often nearly insupportable; but isn't she the most placable creature on earth?
"The House by the Church-Yard" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Then, and not till then, I am placable.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
He was mighty placable, and indicated his belief you had been drinking.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
They heard that the commissioners were placable, so they wished to make terms.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
The Celt is placable and generous in private transactions, but for public conflicts he has an unsleeping memory.
"The Revival of Irish Literature" by Charles Gavan Duffy
His placable frame of mind was now explained.
"Under a Charm, Vol. III. (of III)" by E. Werner
But giants are placable and sleep at times.
"The Tenants of Malory" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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