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conciliatory
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Hard Times
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  • From the first he had sought to conciliate that gentleman,
  • ’I hope, Bounderby,’ said Mr. Gradgrind, in a conciliatory voice, ’that this was merely an oversight.’

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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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