propitiate


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make peace with

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And I hope a worthy namesake,' observed Mr Kenwigs, willing to propitiate the collector.
That lady's cool, distant manners rather chilled me at first; but I did my best to propitiate her, and not entirely without success, I think, even in that first short visit; for when I talked cheerfully to her, she gradually became more kind and cordial, and when I departed she bade me a gracious adieu, hoping ere long to have the pleasure of seeing me again.
The trapper, who understood that the natives often worshipped, with a view to propitiate, the evil spirit, awaited the workings of his artifice, with the coolness of one who had not the smallest interest in its effects.
He was sorry that his noble mind should take offence; still, he felt the fact to be not incompatible with its nobility, and sought to propitiate and conciliate that gallant soul.
There had been something so tremendous in the shrinking off of the three, that the wretched man was willing to propitiate even this lad.
Fain to accept his promise, and wishing to propitiate him, Mr Wegg looks on as he sighs and pours himself out more tea, and then says, trying to get a sympathetic tone into his voice:
The range of sample types aimed to propitiate a greater representation and better comparative evaluation between the digestion procedures.
Service to nation Modi also tried to invoke nationalistic sentiment associated with the BJP to propitiate ex- servicemen.
This leads to the necessity of conspicuous and bloody sacrifices to propitiate the divine will (or wills).
The other chapter sketches the official Catholic belief structure and the devotional expectations that upheld it, all of which lay atop a pre-existing layer of unofficial belief that revolved around nature and the various approaches to propitiate it.
As a result, Beijing has no pangs in sacrificing western firms to propitiate domestic losers in the ongoing economic overhauls, while keeping its politics alive.
It's a land where Prince Charming's slow, sleepy smile quickly turns bright, blind and terrifying, and where, with a jolt like a dream of falling, the glitter of a first ball falls away to expose Death dancing with the Maiden, and where malevolent children and poisoned gifts shadow a daylight world of egg and olive sandwiches and cream puffs--and where, with these same party leftovers in her basket, Litde Red Riding Hood descends to the underworld, only to find that she cannot propitiate death, any more than Mansfield's performance of a good appetite could return her to health.
They so visibly wanted to propitiate us that any intruding terrorist could well have had his face licked of.
However, even when tactics of violent force yield a short term displacement of the adversary's violence, such violence toward armed actors is often self-perpetuating, as the retributive violence that flares up in response will only propitiate more armed intervention in a tit-for-tat escalation without addressing the root causes of the conflict.
In this respect the ideas and knowledge building should propitiate in the process and be reflected in the evaluation