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Word: assuage

Definition: mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)


Sentences Containing 'assuage'

Both Deng and Mao viewed the death penalty as having tremendous popular support, and portrayed the practice as a means "to assuage the people's anger".
But history must not yet tell the tragedies enacted here; let time intervene in some measure to assuage and lend an azure tint to them.
Ferazhin, or "flower born" in the tongue of demonkind of this series, is the most precious gift Azrharn gives Sivesh, in order to assuage his dissatisfaction with the ways of life and the denizens of Underearth.
He tries to assuage his love for Chloe in a variety of ways, including one scene where he clothes himself in a wolf skin and hides in a bush.
Some Israeli columnists and politicians combined the revelations of German corporations helping the Iraqi arms industry and the strong anti-war movement in Germany and tied both with the German Nazi past. The German government of the time managed, however, to assuage Israeli feelings by providing the Israeli Navy with several advanced submarines, which, according to repeated reports in the international press, were used to mount nuclear missiles and provide Israel with a second strike capacity.
To take advantage of the Hatch Act and to assuage the concerns of the farmers, the legislature passed an act in 1887 to reorganize the college as the University of South Carolina with six schools and colleges.
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