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Word: conciliatory

Definition: reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)


Sentences Containing 'conciliatory'

And I do not think it of light importance that he should have attentive and conciliatory manner towards everybody, especially towards those to whom he owes his preferment.
Mr. Spenlow seemed quite cowed by the gentlemanly sternness of Miss Murdstone's manner, and deprecated her severity with a conciliatory little wave of his hand.
As there was something which had occurred to my mind, I said in reply: 'I could wish to know from this--creature,' I could not bring myself to utter any more conciliatory word, 'whether they intercepted a letter that was written to her from home, or whether he supposes that she received it.'
He was so extremely conciliatory in his manner that he seemed to apologize to the very newspaper for taking the liberty of reading it.

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