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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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Macey, who felt very well satisfied with this attack on youthful presumption; "you're right there, Tookey: there's allays two 'pinions; there's the 'pinion a man has of himsen, and there's the 'pinion other folks have on him.
Macey, pausing, and smiling in pity at the impotence of his hearer's imagination--"why, I was all of a tremble: it was as if I'd been a coat pulled by the two tails, like; for I couldn't stop the parson, I couldn't take upon me to do that; and yet I said to myself, I says, "Suppose they shouldn't be fast married, 'cause the words are contrairy?" 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?" For the parson meant right, and the bride and bridegroom meant right.
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."
I can't help loving the child as if she was my own; and I'm sure she's more like my 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."
Global Banking News-May 30, 2018--Fed official allays fears that central bankers could be replaced by machines
It also allays faculty concerns and shows a respect for intellectual property.
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.