Rearden hung up the telephone receiver, with a frown of worry, not about the problem of fuel and the end of the California oil fieldsdisasters of this kind had become habitual-but about the fact that the Washington planners found it necessary to placate him.
It wasn’t my fault!" he had screamed to her, as if she were the only judge whom he had to placate.
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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.