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Word: allay

Definition: calm; pacify


Sentences Containing 'allay'

After all had been done possible to allay famine and to supply pressing needs--Marcus being forced even to sell the imperial jewels to find money--both emperors set forth to a struggle which was to continue more or less during the rest of Marcus's reign.
But it was especially the aspect of the three chief officers of the ship, the mates, which was most forcibly calculated to allay these colourless misgivings, and induce confidence and cheerfulness in every presentment of the voyage.
Either the Gods can do nothing for us at all, or they can still and allay all the distractions and distempers of thy mind.
In an attempt to allay southern fears, Stephen Douglas introduced a bill in January 1854 that included a provision that "all questions pertaining to slavery in the territories, and in the new states to be formed therefrom are to be left to the people residing therein, through their appropriate representatives."
It is high time for thee to understand the true nature both of the world, whereof thou art a part; and of that Lord and Governor of the world, from whom, as a channel from the spring, thou thyself didst flow: and that there is but a certain limit of time appointed unto thee, which if thou shalt not make use of to calm and allay the many distempers of thy soul, it will pass away and thou with it, and never after return.
This is evidenced by the fact that Congress confirmed that certain derivatives, including CDS, do constitute gambling when, in 2000, to allay industry fears that they were illegal gambling, it exempted them from “any State or local law that prohibits or regulates gaming.” While this decriminalized Naked CDS, it did not grant them relief under the federal gambling tax provisions.
Those in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe agree to a costume party to allay the doldrums.
To allay fears of the threat to civil service neutrality, the Secretary for Civil Service would be a civil servant.

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