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pacify
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
calm someone who is angry; or establish peace
  • "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?"
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (95% in)
  • 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.
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side (40% in)

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