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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n appeaser someone who tries to bring peace by acceding to demands "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile--hoping it will eat him last"--Winston Churchill"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Aztecs believed that the sun died every night and needed human blood to give it strength to rise the next day. So they sacrificed 15,000 men a year to appease their sun god, Huitzilopochtli. Most of the victims were prisoners taken in wars, which were sometimes started solely to round up sacrificial victims.
    • n Appeaser One who appeases; a pacifier.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n appeaser One who or that which appeases or pacifies.
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  • Margaret Thatcher
    “I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile -- hoping it will eat him last.”
  • Ovid
    “Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods, Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts.”


In literature:

Other beasts of prey do not kill even one wretched sparrow more than they need to appease their hunger.
"Arachne, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Perhaps he looked forward to that hammering he was going to give me for rehabilitation, for appeasement?
"Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad
Still one thing irritated him: the food at the eighteen sous ordinaries failed to appease the gluttonous appetite of his stomach.
"Therese Raquin" by Emile Zola
Long have I felt a something within my breast that nothing would appease.
"Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller
You, renowned Talbot, Seek to appease an irritated friend!
"The Maid of Orleans A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller
Then I went on my way, praying God that all these rending quarrels might be appeased.
"The Path to Rome" by Hilaire Belloc
Certes, the times must be played with and appeased!
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
She would then naturally share with you my fortune, and all claims of justice and duty would be quietly appeased.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Sandy sank back again, his sudden qualm appeased.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Then they sought out this poor offending individual, to punish him and appease the wroth of this being.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest" by Robert Green Ingersoll
The wild ambitious creature had been not one atom appeased by Manchester and its opportunities.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He must be appeased; he must have his revenge.
"Scientific Essays and Lectures" by Charles Kingsley
If Paul complained, his mother pointed to Virginia; and at that sight he smiled, and was appeased.
"Paul and Virginia" by Bernadin de Saint-Pierre
Villages were burned down, and wolves howled near the haunts of men, seeking food to appease their ravening hunger.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
He was shot the next morning to appease the chagrin of Uraga, furious at our escape.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
The royal power, however, can only pardon when private resentment is appeased.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
A tumult broke out in the Tuileries garden, which Mirabeau, summoned from table, at once appeased.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
When I had appeased my hunger I went to the door again.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
He hoped, however, that by dismissing the obnoxious ministers, and revoking the ordinances, the people might be appeased.
"Louis Philippe" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
She was strange and still, as if the unquiet spirit that had torn her was appeased.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair

In poetry:

I know, O Lord! that thou this dire disease
Canst, at thy pleasure, totally remove —
Yet, if thou wilt not these my pains appease —
O take my soul into the joys above!
"A Prayer For A Sick Person Before He Takes Physic" by Rees Prichard
Cool water from the well for you, at least,
Poor soul! There, drink! Then sleep. See, I remain,
And I will sing a slumberous refrain,
And you shall murmur like a child appeased.
"Hope Shines" by Paul Verlaine
Avoid a wizard, as thou wou'dst the fiend,
He tempts thee, but he can't thy pain appease:
Cleave thou to Christ unto thy latter end,
Ask ease of Him, and He will give thee ease.
"An Admonition To The Sick To Call For A Clergyman And A Physician, And To Shun All Charms, &c. &c." by Rees Prichard
Turn thou to God, and he will thee receive,
Try, though he's wroth, his fury to appease,
And when he sees thee, with contrition grieve,
He'll bid thy troubles and thy sorrows cease.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
He kiss'd her thrice, with his lips of fire:
"Appease, O mother, appease thine ire;
Ne'er wish me any mischance to know,
For thou canst not tell how far I may go."
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
VI. Yet fearful of failing, and wishful of pleasing,
How timidly anxious thy notice I woo'd!
But oh! thy first warm glance each wild doubt appeasing,
With courage, with fondness, my faint heart endu'd.
"To Mrs. Lefanue" by Sydney Owenson

In news:

Perry Blames Obama ' Appeasement ' for Palestinian Statehood Bid.
Spineless Republicans confirm appeasement advocate.
Consider the consequences of appeasing the anti-democratic anti-terror industry.
If they succeed in passing this legislation and the president declines to veto it, and martial law is imposed on non-citizen terror suspects, will the autocrats be appeased .
What is appalling, meanwhile, is appeasing crazed radicals in betrayal of moderate Muslims courageously trying to speak truth to insanity.
TEL AVIV, Oct 4— Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister, warned the United States tonight that it risked appeasing Arab nations the way European democracies appeased Hitler on the eve of World War II.
Disconnected or an appeaser .
Ask bin Laden if I'm an appeaser .
PhRMA answers GOP leader's " appeaser " slur.
MMM > News > PhRMA answers GOP leader's " appeaser " slur.
Obama an ' appeaser .
The Ruckersville Parkway appeased neither the western bypass supporters nor its opponents.
Throughout the afternoon and into the night, bands pleased crowds and ribs appeased appetites.
The Obama administration has been following a policy of appeasement, says Ralph.
Niche spirit selections, clever cocktail menus, and copious beer offerings will appease the palates of many.

In science:

But in most cases it is possible to bring up reasonable arguments which may appease our concerns.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light