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assuage
used in Persuasion

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Definition
to soothe (make something less unpleasant or frightening)
  • Anne, attending with all the strength and zeal, and thought, which instinct supplied, to Henrietta, still tried, at intervals, to suggest comfort to the others, tried to quiet Mary, to animate Charles, to assuage the feelings of Captain Wentworth.
    Chapter 12 (57% in)

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