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placate
used in Gone with the Wind

4 uses
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Definition
calm someone who is or may become angry or concerned
  • Uncle Peter's voice came as from a far distance, plaintive, placating.
    3.30 (37% in)
  • There had been small breaches of conduct to be concealed from her elders, jealous girls to be flouted or placated, styles of dresses and materials to be chosen, different coiffures to be tried and, oh, so many, many other matters to be decided!
    3.28 (18% in)
  • She pulled her face into a placating and childlike expression.
    4.34 (68% in)
  • Belle put an eager placating hand on Melanie's arm and then hastily withdrew it.
    4.46 (94% in)

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