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used in The Lovely Bones

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calm someone who is or may become angry or concerned
  • With the same laser-beam eyes that immediately sought out any unsightly blemish on my sister, she now saw something beneath the surface of her daughter's smile, in her placated, tranquilized movements and in how her body responded whenever Detective Fenerman or the police work came up.
    Chapter Thirteen (57% in)

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