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used in Dracula

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reduce the intensity of or calm
  • He was in a panic of superstitious fear, and I am afraid the panic may spread. To allay it, I shall today search the entire ship carefully from stem to stern.
    Chapter 7 (58% in)
allay = reduce
  • Another put in a rider that the thirst then generated was such that even the time which had elapsed had not completely allayed it.
    Chapter 17 (66% in)
  • allayed = satisfied (removed)
  • These were, I shortly found, connected almost solely with the dusty nature of the job, and the consequent thirst engendered in the operators. On my affording an opportunity, through the medium of the currency of the realm, of the allaying, at a later period, this beneficial evil, one of the men remarked, "That 'ere 'ouse, guv'nor, is the rummiest I ever was in."
    Chapter 17 (71% in)
allaying = reduced the intensity of (in this case, of thirst)
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