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mollify
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Definition calm someone who is or may become angry or upset
  • She managed to mollify the angry customer.
mollify = calm someone who is or may become angry or upset
  • She apologized, but he would not be mollified and he continued to insist on speaking with her manager.
  • mollified = calmed (from anger or distress)
  • Head boys and waiters were mollifying the patrons, patting shoulders and clearing away the debris while straightening tables and producing new chairs and dispensing free glasses of whisky.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • mollifying = calming (from anger or distress)
  • The fact that he had in a measure mollified Carrie was a source of satisfaction to Hurstwood, but it furnished only the most temporary relief.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • mollified = calmed (from anger or distress)
  • It was only after I had mollified a rowdy assemblage of twenty or so Peruvians who worked for Korean greengrocers (they were protesting low wages and poor working conditions) that Jenkins and some others identified me as being capable and motivated.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • mollified = calmed (from anger or distress)
  • he had mollified the Savage into listening to his explanations,
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • mollified = calmed (from anger or distress)
  • ...his father had been mollified and danger was over.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • mollified = calmed (from anger or distress)
  • A handful of men wanting their money back are hustled away to be mollified by the patches before their train of thought has an opportunity to spread.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • mollified = calmed (from anger or distress)
  • Lady Grizzel was won by her humility and was mollified towards the little woman.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • mollified = calmed (from anger or distress)
  • Mollified, Mayella gave Atticus a final terrified glance and said to Mr. Gilmer, "Well sir, I was on the porch and..."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • mollified = calmed (from anger or distress)
  • He wants to mollify me, so that I'll give up the idea of parting with him.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • mollify = calm (make less upset)
  • "Of course," says Fulvia, obviously mollified by the response to her idea.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • mollified = calmed (made to feel better)
  • This seems to mollify them, and they all...
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • mollify = calm
  • "Don't tell the world what we're trying to do," Jack whispered in a mollifying tone.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • mollifying = calming
  • But she wasn't completely mollified.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • mollified = calmed (from anger or distress)
  •   "We just want information," Piper said in her most calming voice. "We hear you know everything."
      Aeolus straightened his lapels and looked slightly mollified.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • mollified = calmed (from anger)
  • Eragon apologized, and appearing somewhat mollified, Rhunon handed the sword back to him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • mollified = calmed (from anger or distress)
  • To mollify reporters, he would take Seabiscuit out onto the track during the heavily attended morning hours, but only for slow workouts or jogs.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • mollify = calm
  • "Damn right he don't," said George, slightly mollified, "not if he wants to stay workin' long."
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • mollified = calmed (from anger or distress)
  • Although this invitation was accompanied with a curtsey that might have softened the heart of a church-warden, it by no means mollified the beadle.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
mollified = calmed (from anger or distress)

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