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mollify

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Definition calm someone who is or may become angry or upset
  • She managed to mollify the angry customer.
mollify = calm
  • She apologized, but he would not be mollified and he continued to insist on speaking with her manager.
  • mollified = calmed
  • Head boys and waiters were mollifying the patrons, patting shoulders and clearing away the debris while straightening tables and producing new chairs and dispensing free glasses of whisky.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • mollifying = calming
  • The fact that he had in a measure mollified Carrie was a source of satisfaction to Hurstwood, but it furnished only the most temporary relief.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • mollified = calmed
  • It was only after I had mollified a rowdy assemblage of twenty or so Peruvians who worked for Korean greengrocers (they were protesting low wages and poor working conditions) that Jenkins and some others identified me as being capable and motivated.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • mollified = calmed
  • he had mollified the Savage into listening to his explanations,
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • mollified = calmed
  • ...his father had been mollified and danger was over.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • mollified = calmed
  • Mollified, Mayella gave Atticus a final terrified glance and said to Mr. Gilmer, "Well sir, I was on the porch and..."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • mollified = calmed
  • A handful of men wanting their money back are hustled away to be mollified by the patches before their train of thought has an opportunity to spread.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • mollified = calmed
  • Lady Grizzel was won by her humility and was mollified towards the little woman.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • mollified = calmed
  • He wants to mollify me, so that I'll give up the idea of parting with him.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • mollify = calm
  • "Of course," says Fulvia, obviously mollified by the response to her idea.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • mollified = calmed (made to feel better)
  • Very cool and mollifying.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • mollifying = calming
  • This seems to mollify them, and they all...
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • mollify = calm
  • "Don't tell the world what we're trying to do," Jack whispered in a mollifying tone.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • mollifying = calming
  • But she wasn't completely mollified.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • mollified = calmed
  •   "We just want information," Piper said in her most calming voice. "We hear you know everything."
      Aeolus straightened his lapels and looked slightly mollified.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • mollified = calmed
  • Then, as if the sound recalled the past, the old friendship, Mary guessed how far away from them she had gone and said in a mollifying tone: "It's always like that with children."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • mollifying = calming
  • "I am glad, Volumnia," repeats Sir Leicester, unmindful of these mollifying sentiments, "that you do mean what a pity."
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • mollifying = calming
  • Upon which Mrs. Bagnet, with her cloak, basket, and umbrella, goes home, bright-eyed again, to the rest of her family, and the comrades sally forth on the hopeful errand of mollifying Mr. Smallweed.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
mollifying = calming

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