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  • His manner of sneering at what he called "parlor socialists" (though the phrase was not overwhelmingly new) had a power which made her wish to placate his company of well-fed, speed-loving administrators.

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  • She’s trying to walk a line that will placate both farmers and environmentalists.
  • The dictator is trying to placate the people by giving them a voice in local government.

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