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  • "Damn right he don't," said George, slightly mollified, "not if he wants to stay workin' long."   (source)
    mollified = calmed
  • he had mollified the Savage into listening to his explanations,   (source)
  • "Don't tell the world what we're trying to do," Jack whispered in a mollifying tone.   (source)
    mollifying = calming
  • 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."   (source)
  • ...his father had been mollified and danger was over.   (source)
    mollified = calmed
  • Lady Grizzel was won by her humility and was mollified towards the little woman.   (source)
  • Richard used to give me perfume, when he felt I needed mollifying.†   (source)
  • Langdon's students were always amused to learn that Da Vinci eventually mollified the confraternity by painting them a second, "watered-down" version of Madonna of the Rocks in which everyone was arranged in a more orthodox manner.†   (source)
  • 'Oh, don't give me that rubbish,' said Hermione, but she looked slightly mollified as she led the way out into the damp courtyard.†   (source)
  • She looked at me quizzically, then, after a moment, she laughed and said, "Sweetie, you deserve to be mollified and he doesn't, I guess."†   (source)
  • So at this point in the story, in order to mollify the publishers—the word "mollify" here means "get them to stop tearing their hair out in worry"—please allow me to give you a piece of advice, even though I don't know anything about you.†   (source)
  • This made me look like a good guy, confident in the integrity of my product and willing to go to absurd lengths to ensure my client's happiness, and more often than not the client was mollified and decided to keep the piece.†   (source)
  • "Very well," said the Shade, mollified.†   (source)
  • Arwyl seemed mollified.†   (source)
  • This seemed to mollify her.†   (source)
  • He sounded slightly mollified.†   (source)
  • Holmes apologized, claiming a dire need for money, and was so persuasive and abject that even Belknap felt mollified, although his distrust of Holmes persisted.†   (source)
  • She looked a little mollified , not much, but a little.†   (source)
  • "That's the way I'll mix it and grind it for our next rocket," I told him, and he was mollified.†   (source)
  • I sat back in my chair, mollified and delighted.†   (source)
  • They were appalled by what had happened and refused to be mollified as tradition demanded.†   (source)
  • of the yellow of the pencils, and you try to imagine the word on the screen becoming a thing in the world, taking all its meanings, its sense of serenities and contentments out into the streets somehow, its whisper of reconciliation, a word extending itself ever outward, the tone of agreement or treaty, the tone of repose, the sense of mollifying silence, the tone of hail and farewell, a word that carries the sunlit ardor of an object deep in drenching noon, the argument of binding touch, but it's only a sequence of pulses on a dullish screen and all it can do is make you pensive—a word that spreads a longing through the raw sprawl of the city and out across the dreaming bourns an†   (source)
  • This mollified the lady pasdar somewhat, but she jabbered on further until Mahtob explained, "She stopped you because your socks have wrinkles in them."†   (source)
  • But since he had called our names at the beginning of the service we were mollified.†   (source)
  • "Plenty of time, Director, thankee," replied the hag, apparently mollified.†   (source)
  • 'Oh, in that case I guess it's okay,' Colonel Korn said, mollified.†   (source)
  • I'll make sure you're protected," I told Shay, which seemed to mollify him.†   (source)
  • But he was mollified when I told him that a condition of the fellowship was a commitment to work for the government for a minimum of three years.†   (source)
  • She caught sight of me in my uniform and looked mollified.†   (source)
  • A few Frey heads would do much to mollify the north.†   (source)
  • I. F. Stone noted that "Socrates acts more like a picador trying to enrage a bull than a defendant trying to mollify a jury."†   (source)
  • Lincoln tries to mollify them by going to a window, pulling back a curtain, and waving.†   (source)
  • Finally, though, he grasped the idea that Lolla-Wossiky wanted a new name and meant to get one soon, so he was mollified.†   (source)
  • I tried to think of a way to answer his question with a joke, but once again humor had lost its adequacy to defuse and mollify.†   (source)
  • He mollified her, accustomed to the charge of being a heartless father.†   (source)
  • TYRONE Mollifyingly.†   (source)
  • "Well, they emptying buckets," says Powerhouse in a mollified voice.†   (source)
  • "Of course," says Fulvia, obviously mollified by the response to her idea.   (source)
    mollified = calmed (made to feel better)
  • Eragon apologized, and appearing somewhat mollified, Rhunon handed the sword back to him.   (source)
    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.   (source)
    mollifying = calming
  • Very cool and mollifying.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    mollified = calmed
  • Although this invitation was accompanied with a curtsey that might have softened the heart of a church-warden, it by no means mollified the beadle.   (source)
  • "I am glad, Volumnia," repeats Sir Leicester, unmindful of these mollifying sentiments, "that you do mean what a pity."   (source)
    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.   (source)
  • "In a — a fan magazine," he improvised wildly and Krum looked mollified.†   (source)
  • Chamberlin was startled to see that Holmes's false warmth seemed to be mollifying the creditors.†   (source)
  • Callie Fitzsimmons had attempted to mollify him: Alex was not a hard-luck case, she'd assured him.†   (source)
  • "Yeah, but...I mean, for the Capitol, you're pure," he says, clearly trying to mollify me.†   (source)
  • Apparently in an effort to mollify the inflamed press, he letphotographers back into the barn.†   (source)
  • Actually, Dad had mollified my brother, if only a little.†   (source)
  • Besides, I am sure you can find a way to mollify them .†   (source)
  • He was in the middle of the lobby trying to mollify an excited guest.†   (source)
  • Bourne dropped another twenty yuan over the seat and the man was mollified.†   (source)
  • It was Lee Teng, who had broken away from his outraged, now mollified, guest.†   (source)
  • You were correct ...my screen now shows — a mollifying explanation, taking up time.†   (source)
  • I could tell she wanted a way out—some eloquent argument that would mollify her stepfather and allow her to follow her conscience.†   (source)
  • But she's mollified.†   (source)
  • My father was easily offended, but normally he was easily mollified, too, if you spoke your prescribed part with a proper appearance of remorse.†   (source)
  • His words made Tyrion feel absurdly grateful, and helped to mollify him as Galyeon sang endless verses about the valor of the boy king and his mother, the golden queen.†   (source)
  • She seemed a little mollified.†   (source)
  • my uniform and looked mollified.†   (source)
  • Milo was correct, of course, as everyone soon agreed but a few embittered misfits like Doc Daneeka, who sulked cantankerously and muttered offensive insinuations about the morality of the whole venture until Milo mollified him with a donation, in the name of the syndicate, of a lightweight aluminum collapsible garden chair that Doc Daneeka could fold up conveniently and carry outside his tent each time Chief White Halfoat came inside his tent and carry back inside his tent each time Chief White Halfoat came out.†   (source)
  • Jean Louis Ardisson was being escorted through the doors by no fewer than four Chinese bureaucrats, all of whom were doing their best to mollify him.†   (source)
  • She was not sure what acquisitiveness meant but as he praised it she felt slightly mollified.†   (source)
  • "All right then," said Francie mollified.†   (source)
  • Slightly mollified, she questioned, "Well then, what do you mean?"†   (source)
  • He excused Keating at first; then he tried to mollify him, humbly and clumsily; then he conceived an unreasoning fear of Keating.†   (source)
  • He was quick to mollify.†   (source)
  • Suddenly she is mollified and smiles.†   (source)
  • He was mollified.†   (source)
  • But Clyde, now anxious to mollify her as usual, ran after her.†   (source)
  • There was a sort of scornful forbearance in the woman's tone that made Paul know she was mollified.†   (source)
  • What Jasper saw fit to reply would mollify the outlaw or it would not.†   (source)
  • "Ah, good, good; that's all right, then," answered the Doctor, at once mollified.†   (source)
  • He only looked at her in the most kindly and mollifying way.†   (source)
  • "Then don't talk in that wrong manner," says Mr. Bucket, mollified again.†   (source)
  • "Well!" cried my sister, with a mollified glance at Mr. Pumblechook.†   (source)
  • If she hoped to mollify him by this last concession the attempt was a failure, for he only replied, with the familiar lowering of the brows that made him look his dullest when he was angry: "Hang going to your aunt's, and wasting the afternoon listening to a lot of other chaps talking to you!†   (source)
  • Somewhat mollified, he sat down again.†   (source)
  • And Maisie Johnson, as she joined that gently trudging, vaguely gazing, breeze-kissed company—squirrels perching and preening, sparrow fountains fluttering for crumbs, dogs busy with the railings, busy with each other, while the soft warm air washed over them and lent to the fixed unsurprised gaze with which they received life something whimsical and mollified—Maisie Johnson positively felt she must cry Oh!†   (source)
  • Once he even spoke softly about what a "disgrace" it was that he had to spend it this way—but then, to mollify him, added that he didn't know himself how to take better advantage of it, since experience had taught him to avoid extensive exercise here.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Shimerda, leaning out of the window, enjoyed the situation keenly, and was sorry when Antonia sent Mary away, mollified by an apronful of bottle-tomatoes.†   (source)
  • But you alone can mollify by your confession what makes me hate you so long as it has been reported to me only by other people.†   (source)
  • Mr. Chillip was fluttered again, by the extreme severity of my aunt's manner; so he made her a little bow and gave her a little smile, to mollify her.†   (source)
  • There, amidst clothes-baskets and clothes, stripped up to his shirt-sleeves, but wearing still an old patched pair of pantaloons of superlative make, a once brilliant waistcoat, and moustache and whiskers as of yore, but lacking their lustrous dye—there, endeavouring to mollify the wrath of a buxom female—not the lawful Madame Mantalini, but the proprietress of the concern—and grinding meanwhile as if for very life at the mangle, whose creaking noise, mingled with her shrill tones, appeared almost to deafen him—there was the graceful, elegant, fascinating, and once dashing Mantalini.†   (source)
  • And it may mollify your father.†   (source)
  • But Pearl, not a whit startled at her mother's threats any more than mollified by her entreaties, now suddenly burst into a fit of passion, gesticulating violently, and throwing her small figure into the most extravagant contortions.†   (source)
  • But he mollified me by making an oriental bow, and saying—"With submission, sir, it was generous of me to find you in stationery on my own account."†   (source)
  • Somewhat mollified by certain cups of very good coffee, he came out smiling and talking, in tolerably restored humor.†   (source)
  • —and how does this most inclement weather affect our poor Clifford?" began the Judge; and wonderful it seemed, indeed, that the easterly storm was not put to shame, or, at any rate, a little mollified, by the genial benevolence of his smile.†   (source)
  • But if he should give them notice at Lady Day, Arthur and I must move heaven and earth to mollify him.†   (source)
  • Amy smiled and was mollified at once, saying with a maternal air, "Women should learn to be agreeable, particularly poor ones, for they have no other way of repaying the kindnesses they receive.†   (source)
  • Nothing would mollify the horrid man.†   (source)
  • When Catherine took him at his word and consented to renounce the attempt to mollify her father, he drew back skilfully enough, as I have said, and kept the wedding-day still an open question.†   (source)
  • Whether it was the sense of freedom and independence which a rational animal may be supposed to feel when he sits on a table in an easy attitude smoking a pipe, swinging one leg carelessly to and fro, and having his boots cleaned all the time, without even the past trouble of having taken them off, or the prospective misery of putting them on, to disturb his reflections; or whether it was the goodness of the tobacco that soothed the feelings of the Dodger, or the mildness of the beer that mollified his thoughts; he was evidently tinctured, for the nonce, with a spice of romance and enthusiasm, foreign to his general nature.†   (source)
  • "Dear, dear friend!" she said, with a touch of such natural feeling, that Miss Briggs of course at once began to melt, and even the bathing-woman was mollified.†   (source)
  • "Well, Becky would have made a good Lady Crawley, after all," Miss Crawley remarked (who was mollified by the girl's refusal, and very liberal and generous now there was no call for her sacrifices).†   (source)
  • And, going into the other drawing-room, she sat down to the piano and began to sing little French songs in such a charming, thrilling voice that the mollified nobleman speedily followed her into that chamber, and might be seen nodding his head and bowing time over her.†   (source)
  • If his mere past and personal merits did not succeed in mollifying his father, George determined that he would distinguish himself so prodigiously in the ensuing campaign that the old gentleman must give in to him.†   (source)
  • CHUCK—(mollifyingly) Yeah, Baby, sure.†   (source)
  • Well, if I was as dumb as you—(then mollifyingly) Jees, yuh got your scrappin' pants on, ain't yuh?†   (source)
  • "I never saw him here before," said Mrs. Fletcher, still unmollified.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unmollified means not and reverses the meaning of mollified. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • She walked on unmollified.†   (source)
  • In vain the voice of Mr Canvasser Bloom was heard endeavouring to urge, to mollify, to refrain.†   (source)
  • Let gifts be to the mighty queen design'd, And mollify with pray'rs her haughty mind.†   (source)
  • All kept still, waiting to see who would break silence, which the Distressed Duenna did in these words: "I am confident, most mighty lord, most fair lady, and most discreet company, that my most miserable misery will be accorded a reception no less dispassionate than generous and condolent in your most valiant bosoms, for it is one that is enough to melt marble, soften diamonds, and mollify the steel of the most hardened hearts in the world; but ere it is proclaimed to your hearing, not to say your ears, I would fain be enlightened whether there be present in this society, circle, or company, that knight immaculatissimus, Don Quixote de la Manchissima, and his squirissimus Panza."†   (source)
  • The good woman no sooner felt the gold within her palm, than her temper began (such is the efficacy of that panacea) to be mollified.†   (source)
  • This confession, though delivered rather in terms of contrition, as it appeared, did not at all mollify Mrs Deborah, who now pronounced a second judgment against her, in more opprobrious language than before; nor had it any better success with the bystanders, who were now grown very numerous.†   (source)
  • But the ready-witted Dorothea, who by this time so well understood Don Quixote's humour, said, to mollify his wrath, "Be not irritated at the absurdities your good squire has uttered, Sir Knight of the Rueful Countenance, for perhaps he did not utter them without cause, and from his good sense and Christian conscience it is not likely that he would bear false witness against anyone.†   (source)
  • — Some mollification for your giant, sweet lady.†   (source)
  • Yet forgot I to make rehearsale
    Of waters corrosive, and of limaile,* *metal filings
    And of bodies' mollification,
    And also of their induration,
    Oiles, ablutions, metal fusible,
    To tellen all, would passen any Bible
    That owhere* is; wherefore, as for the best, *anywhere
    Of all these names now will I me rest;
    For, as I trow, I have you told enough
    To raise a fiend, all look he ne'er so rough.†   (source)
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