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placate
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • So, whenever you need leaves or wood from a tree in which a Bowtruckle lodges, it is wise to have a gift of woodlice ready to distract or placate it.
  • ’Well — no,’ said Hermione, stretching out a placatory hand towards him.

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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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