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Synonyms for allay

Synonyms for allay

to make less severe or more bearable

to make or become calm

Synonyms for allay

lessen the intensity of or calm

satisfy (thirst)

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and my head went working like a mill, for I was allays uncommon for turning things over and seeing all round 'em; and I says to myself, "Is't the meanin' or the words as makes folks fast i' wedlock?
Drumlow, and then I out wi' everything, but respectful, as I allays did.
For there was allays a talk as nobody could get rich on the Warrens: though he holds it cheap, for it's what they call Charity Land.
child than sister Deane's, for she'd allays a very poor color for one of our family, sister Deane had.
Thee't like thy dog Gyp--thee bark'st at me sometimes, but thee allays lick'st my hand after.
A remarkably intimate but also discreet portrait, Eggleston (which I saw at the rough-cut stage) follows the photographer at work and in his down time, when he puts aside one instrument by which he allays anxiety--the camera--to pick up another: the bottle.
Mother Raccoon allays Chester's fears with her own special kind of wisdom and finds just the right way to let Chester know how deeply he is loved.
Some might question the spiritual in school, but Weber's focus on open communication, peace and compassion allays occasional concerns, says board president Patty Ruth.