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The President is thought to have made the statement to appease the party faithful.
  satisfy or pacify (make less angry or upset) — typically by giving something wanted
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appease appeasing appeased appeases appeaser appeasable
For example, a salesperson might give a discount coupon to appease an angry customer; or you might grab a quick snack to appease your hunger.
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  • The President is thought to have made the statement to appease the party faithful.
  • If I fail English because I didn’t do my homework, there will be no appeasing my mother.
  • Nothing could console and nothing could appease her.
    Austen, Jane  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • He didn’t want to know that he had an unstable mother who’d gotten rid of him to appease a goddess.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero

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  • To offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb
    To appease an angry god.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Someone had the idea of appeasing his thirst by eating the snow.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • ...the Deep Magic will be appeased.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • I must try and appease him some way or another.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll’s House
  • be patient till we have appeased the multitude
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Enough guavas to appease even the greediest Island santo for life!
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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  • Descend and appease your hunger with our bread and quench your thirst with our wine.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • How do you appease an essential faction in the Resistance when they stupidly insist you help her save her brother?
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • "Funny," I reply flatly in order to appease him.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • "You know what my favorite flavor of yogurt is," I say, hoping to appease her.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • We don’t have sex, we barely touch, but we are husband and wife in a marital bed, which appeases Amy for now.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • After I announce the dismissal tomorrow, that will appease the public and my father, but I don’t want to rush you at all.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • This might even appease the rebels temporarily.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Make your plans, find a way to appease our public, and I will give you an acceptable window of time to pull it all together.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Trying to appease him, it isn’t going to work—"
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Mae was unsure what she could say to appease Gina.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Musicians took out ads in the papers saying they had stopped playing and pledging to live pious lives to appease the Taliban.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I swing open the door and reluctantly follow him to the fence, hoping if I appease him this one last time that I’ll get a quick explanation from him.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • But it seems there is more to it more things to be memorized, more songs to be sung, more nickels to be donated, before he can be truly appeased.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "From birth, you were destined to be Hera’s—to appease her wrath.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "Okay, maybe Elliot didn’t attack you," I said, trying to appease Vee but not about to clear Elliot’s name.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Claudia certainly is evil," was all I could come up with to appease Ben.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • No more we have said Phyllis, partially appeased.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • I open my purse and check the contents of my wallet, only to appease her.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Nothing could console and nothing could appease her.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • An angry god who had to be appeased with blood.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "All right!" I cried to appease them, "I shall be your priest!" I looked at Samuel.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • When my hunger was appeased, I directed my steps towards the wellknown path that conducted to the cottage.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He demanded damages for the "breakage" of the pyramid; and Phileas Fogg appeased him by giving him a handful of banknotes.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • The answer seemed to appease the lady.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • An interview with a surly gatekeeper and a surlier foreman, both of whom were appeased with the coin of the realm, put me on the track of Bloxam.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I will not waste precious time to appease my conscience in a futile exercise.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • But it may be appeased.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • My hunger, sharp before, was, if not satisfied, appeased by this hermit’s meal.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • On the morning after the village crier’s appeal the men of Umuofia met in the marketplace and decided to collect without delay two hundred and fifty bags of cowries to appease the white man.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • She knew it was completely dry, but at least it would act as a pacifier and keep him occupied while she decided what to do to appease his hunger.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Hunger he had known; and when he could not appease his hunger he had felt restriction.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Isn’t that enough to appease your thirst for drama and send you home to sleep it off?
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • We cannot anger the Varden, and if this council is to control it once Nasuada is in place, then we must appease them.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He looked surprised, as if he’d not expected that evidence, but he wasn’t altogether appeased.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • "Well, I hope you left some suitable excuse," said her husband, somewhat appeased, as he added a dash of cayenne pepper to the soup.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • Have I become, suddenly, one of those who must be appeased?
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Curiosity (killed the cat; satisfaction brought him back) was like a constant fishhook in his brain, a kind of nagging siren song that would not be appeased.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Our appetites appeased, we felt an urgent need for sleep.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It set free all the unknown social quantities; it softened spirits, it calmed, appeased, enlightened; it caused the waves of civilization to flow over the earth.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But in spite of everything he did to appease her, she continued to have her tantrums and often he thought she acted like one possessed.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
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