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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv placatingly in a placating manner "Jenny smiled placatingly"
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In literature:

She must find some other way of placating him.
"The Colonel's Dream" by Charles W. Chesnutt
If you try to be nice, try to placate them, you'll simply get into hotter water.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
In this manner, man passed from the stage of contending against the spirits to one of placating them.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
But the thought of his own had by now become a much greater anxiety to him than the wish to placate Chloe.
"Marriage à la mode" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Revenue officers have perhaps been placated in the same way.
"Highways & Byways in Sussex" by E.V. Lucas
John feigned placating approval.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
Miss Upton will be a good go-between, when she is placated.
"In Apple-Blossom Time" by Clara Louise Burnham
She looked at him silently, pleadingly, like some helpless dumb animal trying to placate its master's wrath.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
But he was mistaken if he supposed that he had placated Cecilia.
"The Madigans" by Miriam Michelson
It was Hilda who, furnished with notes and cheque, had gone, in Edwin's cab, to placate the higher powers.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
But the twins refused to accede to this propriety, except when they particularly wished to placate Fairy.
"Prudence Says So" by Ethel Hueston
Sorely he needed the sane advice of Colonel House, who would doubtless have found ways of placating the opposition.
"Woodrow Wilson and the World War" by Charles Seymour
They were compromised with Stone and they could not placate Bobby.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
And her father had come to placate her.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
She was far from ready to be placated yet.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
He only wants his vanity placated.
"Pandora's Box" by Frank Wedekind
Can it be that he wished to placate him as being his son's schoolmaster?
"Springtime and Other Essays" by Francis Darwin
When she spoke her voice suggested a placating of this stranger who was her son.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
The East India Company was placated by the concession of further exemptions in its favour.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
But the higher command wants these maps and it is simpler to placate them than to fight with them.
"Average Americans" by Theodore Roosevelt

In news:

Courteous parents of twins placate plane passengers by handing out candies.
NYPD's Night Out Against Crime Enormously Underwhelming, Placates People with Free Things.
"Dark but nimble illustrations flesh out a story line for this old folk song when a scowling older sister starts the baby crying by abruptly shoving its cradle and the family tries to placate it," wrote PW.
Harlingen Superintendent Tries To Placate South Parents.
In an effort to placate the angry customer, the store manager replaced the defective product with a more expensive model at no extra charge.
Courteous parents of twins placate plane passengers by handing out candies.
WH to try to placate Catholics on contraceptives.
Placating the press with candy.
Thank you for "Sudan Is Described as Trying to Placate the West" (news article, March 26), describing the crisis in the Sudan and that Government's efforts at spin control.
Does the increase in exposed buttocks and bollocks placate AIDS anxiety.
Earlier this week President Barack Obama attempted to placate impatient gay rights activists by extending partial federal benefits to same-sex partners of US government workers.
At Albany hopes indoor field will placate Giants.
The idea is to placate customers, conserve cash and spur homegrown innovation — something the company neglected over the past decade.
Mursi's decision on Saturday to retract a decree awarding himself wide powers failed to placate opponents who accused him of plunging Egypt deeper into crisis by refusing to postpone the vote on a constitution shaped by Islamists.
The imagery of angry gods that must be placated by extreme sacrifices has dominated the religious expressions of primitive people around the globe.