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reconcile
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War and Peace
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reconcile
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War and Peace
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  • When there were quarrels, his kindly smile and well-timed jests reconciled the antagonists.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then he imagined how, after the attack, Bogdanich would come up to him as he lay wounded and would magnanimously extend the hand of reconciliation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He could not reconcile the charming impression he had of Natasha, whom he had known from a child, with this new conception of her baseness, folly, and cruelty.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For a long time he could not reconcile himself to the idea that he was one of those same retired Moscow gentlemen-in-waiting he had so despised seven years before.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She was continually tormented by jealousy of her daughter, and now that jealousy concerned a subject near to her own heart, she could not reconcile herself to the idea.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It really seemed that Sonya did not feel her position trying, and had grown quite reconciled to her lot as a sterile flower.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She wrote to Prince Andrew about the reception of his letter, but comforted him with hopes of reconciling their father to the idea.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Natasha set to work to effect a reconciliation, and so far succeeded that Nicholas received a promise from his mother that Sonya should not be troubled, while he on his side promised not to undertake anything without his parents' knowledge.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "No apologies, none whatever," said Dolokhov to Denisov (who on his side had been attempting a reconciliation), and he also went up to the appointed place.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Alexander did not insert them in his letter to Napoleon, because with his characteristic tact he felt it would be injudicious to use them at a moment when a last attempt at reconciliation was being made, but he definitely instructed Balashev to repeat them personally to Napoleon.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Princess Mary begged him to stay one day more, saying that she knew how unhappy her father would be if Andrew left without being reconciled to him, but Prince Andrew replied that he would probably soon be back again from the army and would certainly write to his father, but that the longer he stayed now the more embittered their differences would become.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …as that they were made from a handful of earth at a certain period of time (in the first case the unknown quantity is the time, in the second case it is the origin); and the question of how man's consciousness of freedom is to be reconciled with the law of necessity to which he is subject cannot be solved by comparative physiology and zoology, for in a frog, a rabbit, or an ape, we can observe only the muscular nervous activity, but in man we observe consciousness as well…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Oh, that's a terrible illness!" "They say that the rivals are reconciled, thanks to the angina…" and the word angina was repeated with great satisfaction.  (not reviewed by editor)

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