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Definition to soothe (make something less unpleasant or frightening)
  • The panel will have an equal number of Democrats and Republicans to help assuage concern that it could be used for political ends.
assuage = soothe
  • The police chief made a statement that assuaged many people's worst fears.
  • assuaged = soothed
  • I buy carbon offsets to assuage guilt.
  • assuage = soothe
  • One cause of conflict is the minority's fear that it will receive worse treatment than the members of the majority. This fear can be assuaged by constitutional guarantees...
    Michael Mandelbaum  --  The Ideas That Conquered the World
  • I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage.
    Charles De Secondat
  • Nothing now could assuage Terence's anxiety.
    Woolf, Virginia  --  The Voyage Out
  • When it healed, and Jem's fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • assuaged = soothed
  • But with the tentacle came the same delicate fragrance that moved across her with the breeze, and she felt a soft, tingling warmth go all through her that momentarily assuaged her pain.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • assuaged = soothed
  • But grief like Patsy suffered is very hard to assuage.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • assuage = soothe (make feel better)
  • D'Klass thought that the greed of the Mud People in his kingdom could be assuaged by distributing lavish gifts.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • assuaged = soothed
  • ...their regret is undying and cannot ever wholly be assuaged.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • assuaged = soothed (relieved)
  • She'd used him to assuage her own guilt.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • assuage = soothe (make less unpleasant)
  • In the meantime, whether or not it assuages your grief, I intend to find the man who killed your granddaughter.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • assuages = soothes (makes less unpleasant or frightening)
  • It's up to the daddy in question to assuage her ire.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • assuage = soothe
  • What about the fathers who beat their sons for no reason but to assuage their own suffering?
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • assuage = soothe (lessen)
  • It was not enough to assuage the pain that Jonas was beginning, now, to know.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • assuage = soothe
  • for the time being her kids' fears had been assuaged
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • assuaged = soothed
  • But at the last, after a month or tway,
    His sorrow gan assuage, soothe to say.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • assuage = soothe
  • Thus to assuage the nations of the dead I pledged these rites,
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • assuage = to soothe (make less unpleasant)
  • During the first months of their marriage, he called Celia every night, his gentle voice assuaging her.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
assuaging = soothing (making something less unpleasant or frightening)

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