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pacify
used in War and Peace

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Definition
calm someone who is angry; or establish peace
  • 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.
    Book Three — 1805 (30% in)
  • 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.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (65% in)
  • 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.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (54% in)
  • But she could not pacify herself with these reflections; a feeling akin to remorse troubled her when she thought of her visit.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (47% in)

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