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Word: propitiate

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


Sentences Containing 'propitiate'

As I drew nearer to them, trying to propitiate the tinker by my looks, I observed that the woman had a black eye.
Dies Sanguinis ("Day of Blood") was a festival held in Ancient Rome on the 24th March, called Bellona's Day, when the Roman votaries of the war-goddess Bellona cut themselves and drank the sacrificial blood to propitiate the deity.
Do the necessary rites, and you propitiate the gods; and these rites were often trivial, sometimes violated right feeling or even morality.
Festivals were also held in ancient Rome in response to particular events, or for a particular purpose such as to propitiate or show gratitude toward the gods.
However, the parents desired a son and so prayed and performed austerities to propitiate the deities Mitra and Varuna, who changed Ilā's gender.
I have told you of her attempts to propitiate M. de Villefort, her devotion to the elder Dantes.
Your manner, which I must say does not seem intended to propitiate, induces me to think it possible.
``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.

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