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Word: conciliatory

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

Sentences Containing 'conciliatory'

Although his approach was conciliatory, the to-and-fro with Davis slowed production and "he would go home evenings angry and exhausted".
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.
As a result, Suazo CĂłrdova's inaugural speech stressed the issues of self-determination and the administration's desire to remain neutral in the face of regional upheaval. In keeping with this conciliatory approach, on March 23, 1982 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Edgardo Paz Barnica, proposed a peace plan to the permanent council of the Organization of American States (OAS).
As President of the Legislative Yuan, he was seen as being a conciliatory leader, avoiding the heated rhetoric to reach across the political divide.
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.'
Both candidates supported a conciliatory approach toward relations with the People's Republic of China and supported the party's opposition to Taiwan independence and support of the 1992 consensus.
Eurasianet reports that the new NATO commander, American General Dan McNeill, opposes the kind of local agreements that Richards favored, and speculated that the aerial bombardment that was reported to have killed Mullah Abdul Ghafour was a sign of McNeill's more aggressive, less conciliatory approach.
He maintained his earlier conciliatory approach, indulging in no systematic persecution of Protestants.
He subsequently played a major role in the negotiations that ended the civil war, presenting himself as the conciliatory face of the ERP.
He suffered in attempting to remain supportive of his follower, Hutchinson, while maintaining a conciliatory stance towards his ministerial colleagues.
He was so extremely conciliatory in his manner that he seemed to apologize to the very newspaper for taking the liberty of reading it.
However, towards the end of her life, she allowed an Easter collection of funds for home missions to be collected in her name, and made a conciliatory address to the WMU where she expressed the hope that the WMU would become "stronger with each successive year".
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.
Political considerations may be a sufficient explanation for the conciliatory attitude.
The gentle and conciliatory Cotton, however, was implored to remain in Boston, where he continued to minister until his death.
The government wanted what amounted to a complete surrender and the rebels demanded disarmament of the local police, dismissal of all governing officials on the island, prohibition of paramilitary youth groups on the island and re-unification of the Korean peninsula. General Kim Ik Ruhl was suddenly recalled to Seoul over his conciliatory approach with the rebels and was surprised when his replacement mounted a sustained offensive against the rebels by the end of the summer.
Wojciech Jaruzelski and the Polish Communist Party; however, the vacillating, conciliatory Polish approach blunted KGB effectiveness—and Solidarity then fatally weakened the Communist Polish government in 1989.

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