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Word: propitiate

Definition: appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory


Sentences Containing 'propitiate'

``You had better, Lucie,''said Mr. Lorry, doing all he could to propitiate, by tone and manner,``have the dear child here, and our good Pross.
I have told you of her attempts to propitiate M. de Villefort, her devotion to the elder Dantes.
Do the necessary rites, and you propitiate the gods; and these rites were often trivial, sometimes violated right feeling or even morality.
As I drew nearer to them, trying to propitiate the tinker by my looks, I observed that the woman had a black eye.
Your manner, which I must say does not seem intended to propitiate, induces me to think it possible.

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