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  • The conductor's been trying to pacify her.   (source)
    pacify = calm
  • I tried to pacify her, and at last succeeded, and she lay quiet.   (source)
  • "I pray you," answered the minister, "if thou hast any means of pacifying the child, do it forthwith!"   (source)
    pacifying = calming
  • This promise poorly pacified her; but time was more potent;   (source)
    pacified = calmed
  • "Harry," Hermione began, in a pacifying sort of voice.†   (source)
  • Hoping it might pacify him and allow her to get back to work, she went further.†   (source)
  • "Pigoon, balloon, pigoon, balloon," he would chant to pacify them, hanging over the edge of the pen.†   (source)
  • Kote made a pacifying gesture with the hand that held the spoon.†   (source)
  • A century ago the island would have been driven by the bands of dolphins brought here originally during the Hegira, but the Hegemony pacification program during the Siri Rebellion had killed off most of the aquatic mammals and now the islands wandered listlessly, carrying their cargo of Web tourists and resort owners.†   (source)
  • She found Jose there pacifying the cook, who did not look at all terrifying.†   (source)
  • And three of them I left behind to carry out additional pacification measures.†   (source)
  • Lay my bead on the railroad line, Train come along, pacify my mind.†   (source)
  • There was plenty of evidence: attacks had ratcheted up ever since Fallujah had been pacified.†   (source)
  • Edward's voice was pacifying.†   (source)
  • These were the people we had come to save, to pacify.†   (source)
  • "At this rate," he concluded, "you'll not only be the most despotic and bloody dictator in our history, but you'll shoot my dear friend Ursula in an attempt to pacify your conscience."†   (source)
  • She whirled back toward Clancy, who had put two pacifying hands on her shoulders.†   (source)
  • As he tried to pacify a clump of sheep, Roran glanced up at the terrible black shadow that still obscured the moon, like a giant bat.†   (source)
  • Only Blanca's presence could pacify him.†   (source)
  • She made love to him as though it were a technique of pacification, a means to some other end.†   (source)
  • And the sorceress Pasiphae—" "Pacify?"†   (source)
  • Hema grabbed Genet by the arm and brought her into our house, leaving the rest of us to pacify Rosina who screamed to the world that her daughter was being abducted.†   (source)
  • Leigh jumps up to pacify the baby while Heather goes to stick her finger down her throat and puke up the few calories that have managed to make it past her lips.†   (source)
  • Atho spent half an hour alternating between slapping her and filling her with drink, after which she was pacified and he invited Sandström to continue the sport.†   (source)
  • Then Miss Peregrine, apparently impatient to pacify Claire, took one edge of the book's cover in her beak and opened it to a seemingly random chapter.†   (source)
  • "Shade," pacified Himes, with a truckling manner that the younger man's aggressions were apt to call out in him, "you know I don't mean anything against you, but I believe in my soul I'd ruther sell out the patent.†   (source)
  • The First, Fifth, among other units, was ordered in to pacify the escalating violence since the fall of Baghdad the year before.†   (source)
  • But I don't want to overwhelm her, just pacify her," he added, pointing out three garments.†   (source)
  • It is not conquest I seek but pacification.†   (source)
  • Indoctrination had told them (correctly) that their only hope of going Earthside again was to capture warrens and pacify them.†   (source)
  • "A tree in the shade," the attorney went on, attempting to pacify the scribe.†   (source)
  • Denied the pacifying vista that had drawn him to the shore, Joe found some solace in the surging tide that pressed against his legs and in the low, dumb grumble of the great watery machine.†   (source)
  • It would have been easier to pacify her had we not ourselves suffered from quite a residue of childhood apprehensions, or had we been able to advance some real idea of the region to set against its morbid reputation.†   (source)
  • Never afraid of expressing himself, the secretary throws out a few bon mots to pacify his audience.†   (source)
  • When she stopped, it was as though some momentous change of polarity had taken place inside her mind, one that had an immediate, pacifying effect on her body.†   (source)
  • He was calmer but, she knew, still deranged; curious, she thought, how in this present pacified form of his derangement he seemed no longer so frightening and menacing, despite the unequivocal menace of the cyanide capsule six inches from her eyes.†   (source)
  • And for the moment the spirit of the clan was pacified.   (source)
  • It's the only way we can keep the kids pacified.   (source)
    pacified = calm
  • It made him sick to pacify the Rat Man, but it was the only thing he could think to say to buy himself time.   (source)
  • His pacifying voice—"Momma, she—"   (source)
    pacifying = calming
  • I pacified myself about his whiteness by saying that after all he had been dead so long it couldn't matter to anyone any more.   (source)
    pacified = calmed
  • Nobody else couldn't pacify him so they called Tea Cake to come see if he could stop him.   (source)
    pacify = calm
  • And now you got tuh die tuh find out dat you got tuh pacify somebody besides yo'self if you wants any love and any sympathy in dis world.   (source)
    pacify = calm from violence
  • To pacify her I held the casement ajar a few seconds.   (source)
    pacify = calm
  • Pearl, seeing the rose-bushes, began to cry for a red rose, and would not be pacified.   (source)
    pacified = calmed
  • Now, since I've seen her, I'm pacified — a little.   (source)
  • You drain me of money till I have got nothing to pacify her with, and she'll do as she threatens some day.   (source)
    pacify = calm
  • Pacify her if thou lovest me!   (source)
  • We came into the village to pacify the people who lived there.†   (source)
  • But don't fabricate some story out of a misguided desire to pacify or impress me.†   (source)
  • And—and, Jose, pacify cook if you do go into the kitchen, will you?†   (source)
  • Taha Aki tried to pacify the Makah chief, but there was too much fear.†   (source)
  • This week you have a choice of stickball, ring-a-levio, and pacification.†   (source)
  • The next afternoon we had to run escort service for a civilian pacification team.†   (source)
  • You can't get a body count on a pacification run," Monaco said.†   (source)
  • Brunner came into the hooch and told us to saddle up, that we were going on a pacification mission.†   (source)
  • Everybody was interested in the pacification thing we were going on.†   (source)
  • But whatever she said on the other end did not pacify him.†   (source)
  • Two years had done little to pacify the San Franciscan hostility for the automobile.†   (source)
  • While I waited, every nerve shouted out to be pacified.†   (source)
  • I'm hoping that our squadron will be tagged to take part in the pacification of Byer's Planet.†   (source)
  • Harry put on his pyjamas, took off his glasses and climbed into his chilly bed while Ron threw Owl Treats up on top of the wardrobe to pacify Hedwig and Pigwidgeon, who were clattering around and rustling their wings restlessly.†   (source)
  • ...This did not pacify me.†   (source)
  • IT SEEMED THE ONLY NEWS STORIES WE READ WERE about atrocities or how impossible it was going to be to pacify Ramadi.†   (source)
  • Aureliano and Amaranta Ursula were not aware of the family precedent, nor did they remember Ursula's frightening admonitions, and the midwife pacified them with the idea that the tail could be cut off when the child got his second teeth.†   (source)
  • Pacify them to death!†   (source)
  • We got the word that the first hamlet we had worked on the pacification patrol was being harassed by the VC.†   (source)
  • Below the DMZ they do pacification stuff, look around to see who is infiltrating, that kind of thing.†   (source)
  • There was another outfit doing a pacification project a few kilometers from us, and the chopper that had picked them up was waiting with our chopper.†   (source)
  • Lieutenant Carroll said that we were going on another pacification mission the next day, then an hour later he came and told us that we weren't.†   (source)
  • A patrol from Echo Company went out on a pacification thing to the same hamlet we went to, and two guys got hit.†   (source)
  • The idea was to secure the entire target and allow the reinforcements and the heavy stuff to come down without important opposition; this was not a raid, this was a battle to establish a beachhead, stand on it, hold it, and enable fresh troops and heavies to capture or pacify the entire planet.†   (source)
  • While offering in return (for she knew the rules) revelations intended to pacify and also intended to frustrate him; to frustrate, that is, any attempt on his part to strike deeper into that incredible country in which, like the princess of fairy tales, sealed in a high tower and guarded by beasts, bewitched and exiled, she paced her secret round of secret days.†   (source)
  • Such was the power of an ymbryne over peculiar children: the very presence of one—even one we'd only just met—had an immediate pacifying effect on us.†   (source)
  • Their appearance exactly at the moment of attack caused word to spread that the Italian army was going to pacify Sicily with airplanes, machine guns, and artillery.†   (source)
  • And if bottles of mineral water could pacify the light of mountains, fields, and the sea, to what painful mysteries would the lens of beauty be opaque?†   (source)
  • Albert offered a long list of recipes for doing unlikely things: how to pacify storms and fly over clouds, how to overcome enemies, how to make a woman be true to you— Here's that last one: "If thou wilt that a woman bee not visions nor desire men, take the private members of a Woolfe, and the haires which doe grow on the cheekes, or the eye-brows of him, and the hairs which bee under his beard, and burne it all, and give it to her to drinke, when she knowethe not, and she shal desire no other man.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, recalling how on that Sunday following a similar "tempest" he had made overtures of friendship so warm and eager as to be almost embarrassing, and had actually apologized to me for his misbehavior, it occurred to me that he might welcome any gestures of pacification I would make.†   (source)
  • I put the eagle on his waterbox, and gradually Thea let me pacify her.†   (source)
  • Bodhidharma retorted, "Produce it and I will pacify it."†   (source)
  • The mission of His Holiness which I represent is one of pacification, not of revenge.†   (source)
  • I let her keep the cane, and had to pacify Cousin Anna and beg her to stay for Mama's sake.†   (source)
  • Conway said pacifyingly: "Well, we'll all admit you couldn't help the typhoon."†   (source)
  • He broke down completely and was hysterical until Conway pacified him.†   (source)
  • We could see Brother Bedenberry talking to him, trying to pacify him quiet, and him jerking at Brother Bedenberry and slapping his face with his hand.†   (source)
  • Surely we should work with conscious purpose for a grand pacification of Europe, within the structure of the United Nations and in accordance with its Charter.†   (source)
  • The wretched Paul had to pacify her.†   (source)
  • Defenseless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine-gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called PACIFICATION.†   (source)
  • Surely we should work with conscious purpose for a grand pacification of Europe, within the structure of the United Nations and in accordance with our Charter.†   (source)
  • Then he departed with Miss Courtenay, left her at the door of her flat (instead of going in and trying to pacify her as he affirmed) and returned post-haste to the Colossus-but as Harlequin, not Pierrot-a simple transformation effected by removing his outer costume.†   (source)
  • He liked the serene world that Shangri-La offered him, pacified rather than dominated by its single tremendous idea.†   (source)
  • We should remember that the peace of 1919 was far less unjust than the kind of pacification which began even before Munich, and which is being carried on under the new order of tyranny that seeks to spread over every continent today.†   (source)
  • "128 The story is told of a Confucian scholar who besought the twenty-eighth Buddhist patriarch, Bodhidharma, "to pacify his soul."†   (source)
  • Shabby and worn out, and not presumably (her cheeks were hollow, her hair was white) any longer a sight that filled the eyes with joy, she had better devote her mind to the story of the Fisherman and his Wife and so pacify that bundle of sensitiveness (none of her children was as sensitive as he was), her son James.†   (source)
  • The verb nirva (Sanskrit) is, literally, 'to blow out,' not transitively, but as a fire ceases to draw.... Deprived of fuel, the fire of life i. 'pacified,' .†   (source)
  • The Hielands are what they call pacified.†   (source)
  • I don't deny I was extremely desirous to pacify him at all costs, had I only known what to do.†   (source)
  • He gulped a cup of coffee in the hope of pacifying his stomach and his soul.†   (source)
  • It pacified me, in fact, so much, that I did not raise an alarm.†   (source)
  • Got him the infernal pots back of course—and pacified all hands.†   (source)
  • To pacify Mary, and perhaps screen her own embarrassment, Anne did move quietly to the window.†   (source)
  • So that she herself began trying to pacify and comfort him.†   (source)
  • You see we were quite right to pacify that country.†   (source)
  • Levin, guilty and shamefaced, but pacified, went back to his hotel.†   (source)
  • She'd ha' helped to pacify her aunt a bit.†   (source)
  • I beg you, sir, to let it appear quite plain that for conscience' sake I did try in every way...The Step-Daughter [interrupting indignantly and continuing for the MOTHER]...to pacify me, to dissuade me from spiting him.†   (source)
  • It was the sum she had set aside to pacify her dress-maker—unless she should decide to use it as a sop to the jeweller.†   (source)
  • And, once or twice, he derived from such evenings that kind of happiness which one would be inclined (did it not originate in so violent a reaction from an anxiety abruptly terminated) to call peaceful, since it consists in a pacifying of the mind: he had looked in for a moment at a revel in the painter's studio, and was getting ready to go home; he was leaving behind him Odette, transformed into a brilliant stranger, surrounded by men to whom her glances and her gaiety, which were not for him, seemed to hint at some voluptuous pleasure to be enjoyed there or elsewhere (possibl†   (source)
  • Though after parleyings between Government and the ringleaders, and concessions by the former as to some glaring abuses, the first uprising—that at Spithead—with difficulty was put down, or matters for the time pacified; yet at the Nore the unforeseen renewal of insurrection on a yet larger scale, and emphasized in the conferences that ensued by demands deemed by the authorities not only inadmissible but aggressively insolent, indicated—if the Red Flag did not sufficiently do so—what was the spirit animating the men.†   (source)
  • Sir Henry had to assure him that it was not so and pacify him by giving him a considerable part of his old wardrobe, the London outfit having now all arrived.†   (source)
  • Christine refused to be pacified.†   (source)
  • The prince was a whole hour soothing and comforting her, and left her, at length, pacified and composed.†   (source)
  • Meantime, Teta Elzbieta would go and beg, over in the Hyde Park district, and the children would bring home enough to pacify Aniele, and keep them all alive.†   (source)
  • Arabella, like some other nurses, thought that your duty towards your invalid was to pacify him by any means short of really acting upon his fancies.†   (source)
  • An act of cruelty to a child aroused against me the anger of a passer-by, whom I recognised the other day in the person of your kinsman; the doctor and the child's family joined him; there were moments when I feared for my life; and at last, in order to pacify their too just resentment, Edward Hyde had to bring them to the door, and pay them in a cheque drawn in the name of Henry Jekyll.†   (source)
  • He had been unwilling to go to bed and had made a scene; whereupon she had taken charge of him and pacified him as well as she could.†   (source)
  • At last Aniele succeeded in pacifying her, and she essayed the ascent; then, however, she had to be stopped while the old woman cautioned her about the floor of the garret.†   (source)
  • You are bound, it is your DUTY to 'raise' her; you must go off somewhere again to soothe and pacify her.†   (source)
  • One thing must have pacified her for a moment; and that was seeing the two of us, behind the wall, in the midst of that resplendent light, alive and well.†   (source)
  • I must have you answer this question for mother's sake; she needs pacifying, and so do all the rest of the family!†   (source)
  • The sounds I had heard after the scream, and the words that had been uttered, had probably been heard only by me; for they had proceeded from the room above mine: but they assured me that it was not a servant's dream which had thus struck horror through the house; and that the explanation Mr. Rochester had given was merely an invention framed to pacify his guests.†   (source)
  • Lisbeth was pacified by this prospect.†   (source)
  • The maltster, being now pacified, was even generous enough to voluntarily disparage in a slight degree the virtue of having lived a great many years, by mentioning that the cup they were drinking out of was three years older than he.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, my mind was not pacified; and full of a restless curiosity, at last I returned to the door.†   (source)
  • Clennam, however, finding him already beginning to be pacified, had said all he wanted to say, and more.†   (source)
  • 'Well, well,' replied the Jew, with an attempt at pacification; 'and, if you have, it's your living!'†   (source)
  • Darya Alexandrovna meanwhile having pacified the child, and knowing from the sound of the carriage that he had gone off, went back again to her bedroom.†   (source)
  • he received him," answered the Earl, "as if they had met after a hunting party; and, pointing to me and our men-at-arms, said, 'Thou seest, brother, I have some angry men with me—thou wert best go to our mother, carry her my duteous affection, and abide with her until men's minds are pacified.'†   (source)
  • "Sister Pullet," said Mrs. Tulliver, helplessly, "do you think it 'ud be any use for you to go after her and try to pacify her?"†   (source)
  • She was not pacified when at the end of a quarter of an hour, finding herself in view of the house, she saw Mrs. Touchett emerge from the portico accompanied by her visitor.†   (source)
  • The old prince knew that if he told his daughter she was making a mistake and that Anatole meant to flirt with Mademoiselle Bourienne, Princess Mary's self-esteem would be wounded and his point (not to be parted from her) would be gained, so pacifying himself with this thought, he called Tikhon and began to undress.†   (source)
  • Haley stood there in very ill humor, having ridden hard the night before, and being not at all pacified by his ill success in recapturing his prey.†   (source)
  • No sooner was this act of pacification exchanged, than John proceeded to discharge the duty on which he had come.†   (source)
  • This idea, sharply expressed by Morris's handsome lips, renewed for a moment, to the poor girl's temporarily pacified conscience, all its dreadful vividness.†   (source)
  • In the spring of 1832, although the cholera had been chilling all minds for the last three months and had cast over their agitation an indescribable and gloomy pacification, Paris had already long been ripe for commotion.†   (source)
  • This, and a few moments' reflection, pacified her; but she was not at all disconcerted by what she had done (though I cannot say as much for her bonnet) and resumed her seat composedly.†   (source)
  • Abiram, however, who, since the pacification, either felt, or affected to feel, a more generous interest in his late adversary, saw fit to express an anxiety, to which the others were strangers— "It will be well if the boy has escaped the Tetons!" he muttered.†   (source)
  • Meg flew to rescue Amy, and Beth to pacify Jo, but Jo was quite beside herself, and with a parting box on her sister's ear, she rushed out of the room up to the old sofa in the garret, and finished her fight alone.†   (source)
  • 'Hear her say not vary, and us dining at three, and loonching off pasthry thot aggravates a mon 'stead of pacifying him!†   (source)
  • Be this, however, as it may, Miss Crawley's gracious reply greatly encouraged our young friends, Rawdon and his lady, who hoped for the best from their aunt's evidently pacified humour: and they took care to entertain her with many delightful letters from Paris, whither, as Rawdon said, they had the good luck to go in the track of the conquering army.†   (source)
  • The headman, a broken-down, consumptive-looking Mohammedan, promptly challenged Kim, but was pacified at sight of Mahbub's sign-manual.†   (source)
  • As I found (after pacifying him) that he was a little boy with a naturally large head, I thought that perhaps where his head could go, his body could follow, and mentioned that the best mode of extrication might be to push him forward.†   (source)
  • Julia wavered; but was he only trying to soothe and pacify her, and make her overlook the previous affront?†   (source)
  • ' Miss La Creevy could not suppress a small shriek on hearing this, and instantly set about extorting a solemn pledge from Newman that he would use his utmost endeavours to pacify the wrath of Nicholas; which, after some demur, was conceded.†   (source)
  • Then, commencing a loud whistling noise, he rubbed them well all over their bodies for several minutes; then, undisturbed by the noisy crowd collected round the broken carriage, Ali quietly harnessed the pacified animals to the count's chariot, took the reins in his hands, and mounted the box, when to the utter astonishment of those who had witnessed the ungovernable spirit and maddened speed of the same horses, he was actually compelled to apply his whip in no very gentle manner before he could induce them to start; and even then all that could b†   (source)
  • The appearance of Judge Temple and the ladies produced, if not a pacification, at least a cessation of hostilities.†   (source)
  • But she could not pacify herself with these reflections; a feeling akin to remorse troubled her when she thought of her visit.†   (source)
  • In fear and trembling I hastened to tell him every secret to pacify him, that he might see that I had not deceived him and let me off alive.'†   (source)
  • And nothing could be less pacifying to Mr. Tulliver than the behavior of the farmyard gate, which he no sooner attempted to push open with his riding-stick than it acted as gates without the upper hinge are known to do, to the peril of shins, whether equine or human.†   (source)
  • I tried to pacify Dora, but she turned away her face, and shook her curls from side to side, and said, 'You cruel, cruel boy!' so many times, that I really did not exactly know what to do: so I took a few turns up and down the room in my uncertainty, and came back again.†   (source)
  • It was the unvarying custom in Weatherbury to sink minor differences when the maltster had to be pacified.†   (source)
  • Not only did his reason not reproach him for what he had done, but he even found cause for self-satisfaction in having so successfully contrived to avail himself of a convenient opportunity to punish a criminal and at the same time pacify the mob.†   (source)
  • Jan held his tongue, as if he had no objection to be pacified to please a friend, and they gradually reached the foot of the ladder, Poorgrass being flattened like a jumping-jack, and the sixpence, for admission, which he had got ready half-an-hour earlier, having become so reeking hot in the tight squeeze of his excited hand that the woman in spangles, brazen rings set with glass diamonds, and with chalked face and shoulders, who took the money of him, hastily dropped it again from a fear that some trick had been played to burn her fingers.†   (source)
  • I take as much interest in the pursuit of some whim as you do, M. Danglars, in promoting a new railway line; you, M. de Villefort, in condemning a culprit to death; you, M. Debray, in pacifying a kingdom; you, M. de Chateau-Renaud, in pleasing a woman; and you, Morrel, in breaking a horse that no one can ride.†   (source)
  • Yes, sa compagne called me, and I tried to pacify him, he's very ill, and was dissatisfied with the doctor.†   (source)
  • Elizabeth was a good deal pacified with this assurance, and suffered her father to leave her, to fulfil his promise to Hiram.†   (source)
  • He sent the men to mow some clover for hay, picking out the worst patches where the clover was overgrown with grass and weeds and of no use for seed; again and again they mowed the best acres of clover, justifying themselves by the pretense that the bailiff had told them to, and trying to pacify him with the assurance that it would be splendid hay; but he knew that it was owing to those acres being so much easier to mow.†   (source)
  • The affair he had alluded to had happened a few days before—a fight between the prisoners and the French soldiers, in which Pierre had succeeded in pacifying his comrades.†   (source)
  • He saw the necessity of inviting the Miss Steeles immediately, and his conscience was pacified by the resolution of inviting his sisters another year; at the same time, however, slyly suspecting that another year would make the invitation needless, by bringing Elinor to town as Colonel Brandon's wife, and Marianne as THEIR visitor.†   (source)
  • Three plans split their ranks:
    either to hack open the hollow vault with ruthless bronze
    or haul it up to the highest ridge and pitch it down the cliffs
    or let it stand—a glorious offering made to pacify the gods—
    and that, that final plan, was bound to win the day.†   (source)
  • O the of increase, growth, recuperation,
    The joy of soothing and pacifying, the joy of concord and harmony.†   (source)
  • 4
    Thus in silence in dreams' projections,
    Returning, resuming, I thread my way through the hospitals,
    The hurt and wounded I pacify with soothing hand,
    I sit by the restless all the dark night, some are so young,
    Some suffer so much, I recall the experience sweet and sad,
    (Many a soldier's loving arms about this neck have cross'd and rested,
    Many a soldier's kiss dwells on these bearded lips.)†   (source)
  • Ay, but he will not now be pacified: Fabian can scarce hold him yonder.†   (source)
  • Pray ye, pacify yourself, Sir John: there comes no swaggerers here.†   (source)
  • When she saw that I was not pacified yet, she began to be angry with me.†   (source)
  • 16:14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.†   (source)
  • He endeavoured, on the contrary, to pacify me by the most gentle means.†   (source)
  • "Sir," said Jones, "I beg you would be pacified.†   (source)
  • The captain, hearing me utter these absurdities, concluded I was raving; however (I suppose to pacify me) he promised to give order as I desired, and going upon deck, sent some of his men down into my closet, whence (as I afterwards found) they drew up all my goods, and stripped off the quilting; but the chairs, cabinet, and bedstead, being screwed to the floor, were much damaged by the ignorance of the seamen, who tore them up by force.†   (source)
  • And, indeed, upon this account, we have perceived, in all Christian countries, what mortal feuds have been about religion; what wars and bloodshed have molested Europe, till the general pacification of the German troubles at the treaty of Westphalia: and since those times, what persecution in the same country among the churches of the Lutherans; and should I take a prospect at home, what unhappy divisions are between Christians in this kingdom, about Episcopacy and Presbytery; the church of England and the Dissenters opposing one another like St. Paul and St. Peter, even to the face; that is, they carry on the dispute to the utmost extremity.†   (source)
  • The influence which the bigotry of one female,6 the petulance of another,7 and the cabals of a third,8 had in the contemporary policy, ferments, and pacifications, of a considerable part of Europe, are topics that have been too often descanted upon not to be generally known.†   (source)
  • With this he pacified them, and again asked the goatherd if it would be possible to find Cardenio, as he felt the greatest anxiety to know the end of his story.†   (source)
  • Hostess, I forgive thee: go, make ready breakfast; love thy husband, look to thy servants, cherish thy guests: thou shalt find me tractable to any honest reason; thou see'st I am pacified.†   (source)
  • Upon which the other lady, who was one of her most intimate acquaintance, and who well knew the true state of her affections, endeavoured all she could to pacify her, telling her—To be sure she could not help being uneasy; but that she should hope the best.†   (source)
  • No doubt I am making too free a confession And I may be committing an indiscretion, But since my attempt at silence has gone awry, Ask yourself why I sought to pacify Damis, and what made me listen so long And so kindly to your sweet love song?†   (source)
  • Dukes, in Latine Duces, being Generalls in War: Counts, Comites, such as bare the Generall company out of friendship; and were left to govern and defend places conquered, and pacified: Marquises, Marchiones, were Counts that governed the Marches, or bounds of the Empire.†   (source)
  • Camacho and those of his following, therefore, being consoled and pacified, those on Basilio's side were appeased; and the rich Camacho, to show that he felt no resentment for the trick, and did not care about it, desired the festival to go on just as if he were married in reality.†   (source)
  • The Romanes used to say, that their Generall had Pacified such a Province, that is to say, in English, Conquered it; and that the Countrey was Pacified by Victory, when the people of it had promised Imperata Facere, that is, To Doe What The Romane People Commanded Them: this was to be Conquered.†   (source)
  • He strove to pacify me all he could, but began at last to be very pressing upon me to tell what it was.†   (source)
  • It came about in this wise: the officers were pacified on learning the rank of those with whom they had been engaged, and withdrew from the contest, considering that whatever the result might be they were likely to get the worst of the battle; but one of them, the one who had been thrashed and kicked by Don Fernando, recollected that among some warrants he carried for the arrest of certain delinquents, he had one against Don Quixote, whom the Holy Brotherhood had ordered to be arrested for setting the galley slaves free, as Sancho had, with very good reason, apprehended.†   (source)
  • 'Come,' says she, 'you shan't go to service; you shall live with me'; and this pacified me for the present.†   (source)
  • He pacified me as well as he could with this, but I found he was very thoughtful, and that though he was very kind to me and kissed me a thousand times, and more I believe, and gave me money too, yet he offered no more all the while we were together, which was above two hours, and which I much wondered at indeed at that time, considering how it used to be, and what opportunity we had.†   (source)
  • All having been now pacified and made friends by the persuasion of the Judge and the curate, the servants of Don Luis began again to urge him to return with them at once; and while he was discussing the matter with them, the Judge took counsel with Don Fernando, Cardenio, and the curate as to what he ought to do in the case, telling them how it stood, and what Don Luis had said to him.†   (source)
  • He told Mr Jones, "It would certainly be his turn next; and earnestly entreated him to return back, and find out the old woman, and pacify her.†   (source)
  • The clock had now struck five when Jones awaked from a nap of seven hours, so much refreshed, and in such perfect health and spirits, that he resolved to get up and dress himself; for which purpose he unlocked his portmanteau, and took out clean linen, and a suit of cloaths; but first he slipt on a frock, and went down into the kitchen to bespeak something that might pacify certain tumults he found rising within his stomach.†   (source)
  • In short, the curate used such arguments, and Don Quixote did such mad things, that the officers would have been more mad than he was if they had not perceived his want of wits, and so they thought it best to allow themselves to be pacified, and even to act as peacemakers between the barber and Sancho Panza, who still continued their altercation with much bitterness.†   (source)
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