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.
She is a leader who is better at placating the people than at solving the problems.
She’d been trying to placate the children and finally calmed them down by allowing them to open their lunchboxes and begin to eat whatever their mothers had fixed them for lunch.
Robert Cormier -- After the First Death
She too had tried to guess what might put her mother at ease, the words that would placate but not be readily detected as fraudulent.
Amy Tan -- The Bonesetter’s Daughter
What kind of excuse would placate her?
Ellen Hopkins -- Glass
"Bella," Alice said, her voice soothing, placating,
Stephenie Meyer -- Eclipse
Walter and I take turns muttering placating things about family and forgiveness, but we both have misgivings.
Sara Gruen -- Water for Elephants
Long ago, your father gave me your life as a gift to placate my anger.
Rick Riordan -- The Lost Hero
After she’d finished eating—and once Jonah had been placated—Ronnie retired to her room.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Last Song
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It seemed like he’d spent half his life placating Gramps.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Lucky One
Frank wanted to say something to excuse Percy and placate the god, but he didn’t know what.
Rick Riordan -- The Son of Neptune
"There is no broken law," Aro said in a placating voice, but every one of us could hear that a qualification was coming.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
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.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
His need for her and his vulnerability to her screamed at him to back off, to placate her while there was still time
Stephen King -- Misery
It was soothing, calming, placating.
James Patterson -- The Angel Experiment
He never got involved anymore; his job was to placate, to smooth, once it was all over.
Sarah Dessen -- Someone Like You
Singer wasn’t placated.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Guardian
Usually, in her growing-up tantrums, this daughter would storm out of the house and come back hours later, placated, the sweetness in her nature reasserted, bearing silly gifts for everyone in the family, refrigerator magnets, little stuffed hairballs with roll-around eyeballs.
Julia Alvarez -- How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Olaf held up a placating hand and even put down his knife.
Katherine Applegate -- Everworld - Search For Senna
"Don’t placate me, Alex," Peterson says with a snort.
Simone Elkeles -- Perfect Chemistry
This seems to placate her for the moment and ...
Kathryn Stockett -- The Help
Croy had found the food packets and purifier in her knapsack and was making food with water from the fall, apparently trying to placate Shay.
Scott Westerfeld -- Uglies
Teddy seemed placated.
Gayle Forman -- If I Stay
They turned their shoulders to her most savage slashes, and with wagging tails and mincing steps strove to placate her wrath.
Jack London -- White Fang
she’ll win by trying to placate her big ol’ angry boy:
Ken Kesey -- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
This dead man is bound up with my life, therefore I must do everything, promise everything in order to save myself; I swear blindly that I mean to live only for his sake and his family, with wet lips I try to placate him—and deep down in me lies the hope that I may buy myself off in this way and perhaps even get out of this; it is a little stratagem:
Erich Maria Remarque -- All Quiet on the Western Front
I wondered if the captain had done it to placate Miss Simpkins, or whether he truly didn’t trust me now.
Kenneth Oppel -- Airborn
"What do you think, pendejo? That I can’t manage a bunch of women by myself?" He shouted obscenities at the scared boy... "You have to understand," Patria said in a placating voice. "We’re worried about our husbands."
Julia Alvarez -- In the Time of the Butterflies
Meanwhile, we will eliminate the threat of a curse by placating the witches and honoring a portion of their old agreement with Elias Bram.
Henry H. Neff -- The Second Siege
She had the placating tone of a girl promising her pesky mom to eat better.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
He was furious and would not be placated.
Malala Yousafzai -- I Am Malala
As an attempt to placate me, it was pretty transparent.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Cinder made a placating gesture.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
Rachel laid a placating hand on her husband’s sleeve.
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Nox, now behind Grave, made to do the same, but Grave started cursing at him, and Nox stopped, lifting his hands in a gesture of placation.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
The outside of the factory was a facade to placate the Nazis.
Leon Leyson -- The Boy on the Wooden Box
Molly feels anger rising in her chest—at Dina’s unwillingness to accept her for who she is, at Terry’s judgments and Jack’s need to placate her.
Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train
She’s still got that cocky smile on her face, knowing that even if she hasn’t convinced me to placate my mother, then at least she’s planted a little guilt.
Katja Millay -- The Sea of Tranquility
Then at this moment Sophie, as if sensing the perhaps sinister shift in Nathan’s mood, hurried to his side and touched his shoulder with a fluttery, nervously placating hand.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
Will raised his hands in a placating gesture.
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
He held up placating hands the size of soup plates.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
If the Reds see her, a Silver by blood but Red by nature, raised up with us, they can be placated.
Victoria Aveyard -- Red Queen
How she balanced the demands of her job, and placating her credit-seeking boss, with raising two teenage kids was a marvel.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
"All right," said Eragon to placate the smith, "if you think I should."
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
’He’s not looking for you,’ Yossarian said, trying to placate him.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
Alec’s tone was placating.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Ashes
Ah, well, it’ll slow us down, but I suppose we have to placate Hrothgar.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
Uncle Peter’s voice came as from a far distance, plaintive, placating.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
Stilgar asked, and she heard the tone of placation in his voice, the attempt to smooth something over.