Uncle Peter’s voice came as from a far distance, plaintive, placating.
She pulled her face into a placating and childlike expression.
There had been small breaches of conduct to be concealed from her elders, jealous girls to be flouted or placated, styles of dresses and materials to be chosen, different coiffures to be tried and, oh, so many, many other matters to be decided!
Belle put an eager placating hand on Melanie’s arm and then hastily withdrew it.
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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.