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conciliatory
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  • He was so extremely conciliatory in his manner that he seemed to apologize to the very newspaper for taking the liberty of reading it.
  • 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.
  • Only be a loving child to me in my age, and bear with my whims and fancies; and you will do more for an old woman whose prime of life was not so happy or conciliating as it might have been, than ever that old woman did for you.’
  • 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.’
  • I pass over Mr. Wickfield’s proposing my aunt, his proposing Mr. Dick, his proposing Doctors’ Commons, his proposing Uriah, his drinking everything twice; his consciousness of his own weakness, the ineffectual effort that he made against it; the struggle between his shame in Uriah’s deportment, and his desire to conciliate him; the manifest exultation with which Uriah twisted and turned, and held him up before me.

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  • Their statements are conciliatory, but their actions are uncompromising.
  • He was upset with her, but she kept talking in a conciliating tone.

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