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  • It's up to the daddy in question to assuage her ire.   (source)
    assuage = soothe
  • She'd used him to assuage her own guilt.   (source)
    assuage = soothe (make less unpleasant)
  • ...their regret is undying and cannot ever wholly be assuaged.   (source)
    assuaged = soothed (relieved)
  • In the meantime, whether or not it assuages your grief, I intend to find the man who killed your granddaughter.   (source)
    assuages = soothes (makes less unpleasant or frightening)
  • During the first months of their marriage, he called Celia every night, his gentle voice assuaging her.   (source)
    assuaging = soothing (making something less unpleasant or frightening)
  • "I would not have thought it," she said slowly, "had I not seen for myself."
    "Thought what?" I said. "Seen what?"
    "That you have so much passion in your body," she said insolently, "that you seek assuagement thus."   (source)
    assuagement = to be soothed
  • ...since both of the two people who could have given him a father had declined to do it, nothing mattered to him now, revenge or love or all, since he knew now that revenge could not compensate him nor love assuage.   (source)
    assuage = soothe (make something less unpleasant)
  • Over this great expanse there is no disturbance but it is thus at once gently smoothed away and assuaged, as, when a vase of water is jarred, the trembling circles seek the shore and all is smooth again.   (source)
    assuaged = soothed
  • He was coming, she thought, for some purpose of his own, to assuage some memory or feeling connected with Gar.†   (source)
  • When her father had made this claim, it had seemed so outlandish, so overblown that it had not assuaged Sofia's distress in the least.†   (source)
  • First, Mamaw assuaged my fears.†   (source)
  • Did they merely represent how he was washing his hands of the great American pastime, or did he want me to assuage my grief by indulging in the pleasure I would derive from burning all those baseball cards?†   (source)
  • …her godly power of creation, but it was only at this moment of return that the loss became evident; part of a daydream's enticement was the illusion that she was helpless before its logic: forced by international rivalry to compete at the highest level among the world's finest and to accept the challenges that came with preeminence in her field—her field of nettle slashing—driven to push beyond her limits to assuage the roaring crowd, and to be the best, and, most importantly, unique.†   (source)
  • But this did not assuage my anxiety.†   (source)
  • Klaus looked assuaged, which is a fancy word for "relieved" that he had learned by reading a magazine article.†   (source)
  • A nervousness that's hard to imagine time will ever assuage.†   (source)
  • The move assuaged the fears of all investors and ultimately tripled the company's valuation.†   (source)
  • Yet Carl did little to assuage the natural distrust an ordinary man feels for a man of physical stature.†   (source)
  • I don't know if I spoke up to save Bast, or to spare the traumatized patients, or to assuage my own guilt, but I stepped between the goddesses.†   (source)
  • Did he really plan to stand guard over us in Switzerland, or was he merely trying to assuage Moody's fears that we would flee?†   (source)
  • Out of a desire to assuage it, she nearly took everything back, but she felt her earlier inertia, pushed aside with such great effort, lurking in the room.†   (source)
  • Maybe the way we assuage our thirst has changed.†   (source)
  • Only then did the full weight of the event strike him: the State had robbed him of more than his wife, it had robbed him of a means to assuage his grief with prayer, it had robbed him of the hope—if only an illusion—of ever seeing her again.†   (source)
  • Brigman resumed his tirade: "I won't let you squander our lives merely to assuage your pride.†   (source)
  • Alexander found Pollard lying supine with his leg up in traction, his misery greatly assuaged by a leggy private nurse named Agnes.†   (source)
  • This pronouncement did little to assuage John's melancholy mood, or Jack's defiant one.†   (source)
  • "This is to assuage our conscience, darling," she would explain to Blanca.†   (source)
  • Hasn't it ever occurred to you that in your promiscuous pursuit of women you are merely trying to assuage your subconscious fears of sexual impotence?†   (source)
  • In the meantime, he can assuage assimilationist guilt by hanging out with Latino kids at the VeeDub and going to salsa dances at Machado, the Spanish House.†   (source)
  • To assuage Tereza's sufferings, he married her (they could finally give up the room, which she had not lived in for quite some time) and gave her a puppy.†   (source)
  • Did he think I'd seek his explanation of every sight along the way so as to assuage my fears?†   (source)
  • They: the establishment, the lawmakers, the ones assuaging their guilt over their own actions with rhetoric.†   (source)
  • They would assuage their fears and promise them that Lang was headed to prison for a long time.†   (source)
  • And I could lie to you, assuage your fears, by telling you that these were the reasons.†   (source)
  • You couldn't make someone love you with a rune, and you couldn't assuage grief with it either.†   (source)
  • I assuaged her loneliness, and she had become accustomed to my professionally good-natured presence.†   (source)
  • This is the kind of thing we do, to assuage pain.†   (source)
  • Someone thought it would assuage the pride of the navy, if we had to fight on land, to call us river guards.†   (source)
  • Yet they were always a little hungry, not starving, but with an emptiness inside them that was never quite assuaged.†   (source)
  • [See #20] Factions disrupted the councils that tried to reconcile discordant opinions, assuage jealousies, and compromise.†   (source)
  • My scientific curiosity had been assuaged, but Uncle Albert's passion hadn't, and a most difficult situation now developed.†   (source)
  • Through Leslie, I would at last assuage a basic hunger too long ruthlessly thwarted.†   (source)
  • for the time being her kids' fears had been assuaged   (source)
  • I assuaged my conscience with empty words.†   (source)
  • Human greed can never be assuaged, especially not by gifts.†   (source)
  • No. Then I assuage his obvious disappointment.†   (source)
  • To assuage my fears of sexual impotence.†   (source)
  • The job I had taken to assuage the demon of do-gooderism was a bit more titanic than anticipated.†   (source)
  • Doubts assuaged, Butler returned to his copy of Guns and Ammo, leaving his employer to unravel the secrets of the universe.†   (source)
  • The mem-ories swirled, silver white and strange, and without hesitating, with a feeling of reckless abandonment, as though this would assuage his torturing grief, Harry dived.†   (source)
  • Trueba proceeded to explain to him the various clauses of the marriage contract, which did a great deal to assuage the Frenchman's fears.†   (source)
  • Should I say that, even though he has assuaged certain hungers, brought me to a level of love I didn't believe I would ever experience, fear of losing him later makes me think it might be better to lose him now?†   (source)
  • It was a stupid, churlish thing to say, a primitive and subconscious urge to wound her so as to assuage my pain and guilt.†   (source)
  • Colonel Cathcart was helpless to assess exactly how much ground he had gained or lost with his goddam skeet-shooting range and wished that Colonel Korn were in his office right then to evaluate the entire episode for him still one more time and assuage his fears.†   (source)
  • I knew these fierce moods of Julia's, such as had overtaken her at the fountain in moonlight, and dimly surmised their origin; I knew they could not be assuaged by words.†   (source)
  • Her tongue was furred and her throat parched as if flames had scorched it and no amount of water could assuage her thirst.†   (source)
  • Perhaps in the moment when I revealed to her not only the depth of my hunger but the fact that never and never would she have any part in the assuaging of it; perhaps at that moment I became her seducer and her murderer, author and instrument of her shame and death.†   (source)
  • While you are not only in a position to get your revenge, clear your mother's name, but the balm with which you will assuage her injury will have a collateral value which can be translated into the things which a young man needs, which are his due and which, whether we like it or not, may be had only in exchange for hard dollars—' and Bon not saying What do you mean?†   (source)
  • …a colony of maggots, but as the demon himself had grown old with a kind of condensation, an anguished emergence of the primary indomitable ossification which the soft color and texture, the light electric aura of youth, had merely temporarily assuaged but never concealed—the spinster in homemade and shapeless clothing, with hands which could either transfer eggs or hold a plow straight in furrow) decided that he should be driven in to that same Methodist church in town where he had…†   (source)
  • Only death could finally assuage his desire.†   (source)
  • He looked behind him intently and continually, and what he saw there did not assuage his resentment.†   (source)
  • "Hold, father," said the Jew, "mitigate and assuage your choler.†   (source)
  • Time brought no assuagement of the hate.†   (source)
  • She had heard the Rev. Edward Whittaker preach; the boys sing; had seen the solemn lights descend, and whether it was the music, or the voices (she herself when alone in the evening found comfort in a violin; but the sound was excruciating; she had no ear), the hot and turbulent feelings which boiled and surged in her had been assuaged as she sat there, and she had wept copiously, and gone to call on Mr. Whittaker at his private house in Kensington.†   (source)
  • "Now, see here," she said after a time, having decided that it was best to assuage him and that it was not so hard to manage him after all.†   (source)
  • This thirst for an untasted charm, the little phrase would stimulate it anew in him, but without bringing him any definite gratification to assuage it.†   (source)
  • In my opinion his motives were to force you to accept or refuse him, and in case you refused him he'd always have those forbidden stolen kisses to assuage his self-respect—when he thought of Turner or any one else daring to be familiar with you.†   (source)
  • Then, when in their wanderings to find some place to drink, they scented water, they would stampede, and in their madness to assuage an insupportable thirst, would plunge over one another in great waves, crushing to death those underneath.†   (source)
  • Both knew that it was in their two minds that they might part the next morning for ever, despite the gloss of assuaging conjectures thrown over their proceeding because they were of the sort to whom any parting which has an air of finality is a torture.†   (source)
  • And this pleasure, different from every other, had in the end created in him a need of her, which she alone, by her presence or by her letters, could assuage, almost as disinterested, almost as artistic, as perverse as another need which characterised this new period in Swann's life, when the sereness, the depression of the preceding years had been followed by a sort of spiritual superabundance, without his knowing to what he owed this unlooked-for enrichment of his life, any more than…†   (source)
  • Philip discovered that the greatest tragedy of life to these people was not separation or death, that was natural and the grief of it could be assuaged with tears, but loss of work.†   (source)
  • But now he merely stood there wondering how, without seeming too distant, he could assuage her and yet not enter upon the customary demonstrations.†   (source)
  • He gazed at her so solemnly and yearningly that she was moved by her sympathy for him, and in order to assuage his depression added: "No, I don't want you to do that, dear.†   (source)
  • And that condition is fulfilled so soon as—in the moment when she has failed to meet us—for the pleasure which we were on the point of enjoying in her charming company is abruptly substituted an anxious torturing desire, whose object is the creature herself, an irrational, absurd desire, which the laws of civilised society make it impossible to satisfy and difficult to assuage—the insensate, agonising desire to possess her.†   (source)
  • Since he was unable to separate himself from her without a subsequent return, if at least he had seen her continuously and without separations his grief would ultimately have been assuaged, and his love would, perhaps, have died.†   (source)
  • 'Placed in a mental position of peculiar painfulness, beyond the assuaging reach even of Mrs. Micawber's influence, though exercised in the tripartite character of woman, wife, and mother, it is my intention to fly from myself for a short period, and devote a respite of eight-and-forty hours to revisiting some metropolitan scenes of past enjoyment.†   (source)
  • I cannot deny that I grieved for his grief, whatever that was, and would have given much to assuage it.†   (source)
  • Anne, attending with all the strength and zeal, and thought, which instinct supplied, to Henrietta, still tried, at intervals, to suggest comfort to the others, tried to quiet Mary, to animate Charles, to assuage the feelings of Captain Wentworth.†   (source)
  • Sometimes he endeavored to assuage the fever of his spirit by a rapid walk through the streets of Padua or beyond its gates: his footsteps kept time with the throbbings of his brain, so that the walk was apt to accelerate itself to a race.†   (source)
  • Food, however, became scarce, and I often spent the whole day searching in vain for a few acorns to assuage the pangs of hunger.†   (source)
  • In short, I am doing what I can, I suffer with the same universal suffering, and I try to assuage it, I possess only the puny forces of a man, and I cry to all: "Help me!"†   (source)
  • At the conclusion of the ceremonies, Beth retired to her room, overcome with emotion and lobster, but there was no place of repose, for the beds were not made, and she found her grief much assuaged by beating up the pillows and putting things in order.†   (source)
  • —yet are they clearly wholesome, the more especially when one doth assuage the asperities of their nature by admixture of the tranquilizing juice of the wayward cabbage—†   (source)
  • At length the common thirst being in some measure assuaged, conversation of a more general nature became the order of the hour.†   (source)
  • And thus the work proceeds; the two tackles hoisting and lowering simultaneously; both whale and windlass heaving, the heavers singing, the blubber-room gentlemen coiling, the mates scarfing, the ship straining, and all hands swearing occasionally, by way of assuaging the general friction.†   (source)
  • Sorrows assuaged, home and the fortunes of his house restored; mother and sister in his arms once more—such were the central ideas which made him happier that moment than he had ever been.†   (source)
  • Now, these persistent assuagements of his misery, and lightenings of his load, had by this time begun to have the effect of making Mr. Bounderby softer than usual towards Mrs. Sparsit, and harder than usual to most other people from his wife downward.†   (source)
  • …shadows of costly education, appetite increasing through intoxication, a giddiness of prosperity which dulls, a fear of suffering which, in some, goes as far as an aversion for the suffering, an implacable satisfaction, the I so swollen that it bars the soul; on the side of the wretched covetousness, envy, hatred of seeing others enjoy, the profound impulses of the human beast towards assuaging its desires, hearts full of mist, sadness, need, fatality, impure and simple ignorance.†   (source)
  • When she got home, she tried to assuage the pangs of remorse by spreading forth the lovely silk, but it looked less silvery now, didn't become her, after all, and the words 'fifty dollars' seemed stamped like a pattern down each breadth.†   (source)
  • But history must not yet tell the tragedies enacted here; let time intervene in some measure to assuage and lend an azure tint to them.†   (source)
  • The mother's consternation was excessive; but it could not surpass the alarm of the Miss Steeles, and every thing was done by all three, in so critical an emergency, which affection could suggest as likely to assuage the agonies of the little sufferer.†   (source)
  • And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it.†   (source)
  • Perhaps,' said Bounderby, staring with all his might at his so quiet and assuasive father-in-law, 'you know where your daughter is at the present time!'†   (source)
  • But at the last, after a month or tway,
    His sorrow gan assuage, soothe to say.   (source)
    assuage = soothe
  • His wand and holy words, the viper's rage, And venom'd wounds of serpents could assuage.†   (source)
  • The history of almost all the great councils and consultations held among mankind for reconciling their discordant opinions, assuaging their mutual jealousies, and adjusting their respective interests, is a history of factions, contentions, and disappointments, and may be classed among the most dark and degraded pictures which display the infirmities and depravities of the human character.†   (source)
  • If on my nation just revenge you seek, And 't is t' appear a foe, t' appear a Greek; Already you my name and country know; Assuage your thirst of blood, and strike the blow: My death will both the kingly brothers please, And set insatiate Ithacus at ease.'†   (source)
  • It can't be assuaged.†   (source)
  • These Mr Allworthy endeavoured to assuage, promising her a much finer bird: but she declared she would never have another.†   (source)
  • The former of these teaching the folly and vanity of it, and the latter correcting it as unlawful, and at the same time assuaging it, by raising future hopes and assurances, which enable a strong and religious mind to take leave of a friend, on his deathbed, with little less indifference than if he was preparing for a long journey; and, indeed, with little less hope of seeing him again.†   (source)
  • Save wine and women, nothing might assuage His high intent in arms and labour, So was he full of leonine courage.†   (source)
  • Meantime the mother goddess, full of fears, To Neptune thus address'd, with tender tears: "The pride of Jove's imperious queen, the rage, The malice which no suff'rings can assuage, Compel me to these pray'rs; since neither fate, Nor time, nor pity, can remove her hate: Ev'n Jove is thwarted by his haughty wife; Still vanquish'd, yet she still renews the strife.†   (source)
  • By process, as ye knowen every one, Men may so longe graven in a stone, Till some figure therein imprinted be: So long have they comforted her, till she Received hath, by hope and by reason, Th' imprinting of their consolation, Through which her greate sorrow gan assuage; She may not always duren in such rage.†   (source)
  • *scarcely Walter her gladdeth, and her sorrow slaketh:* *assuages She riseth up abashed* from her trance, *astonished And every wight her joy and feaste maketh, Till she hath caught again her countenance.†   (source)
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