Their real purpose is to mollify
green activists and pressure groups (themselves often financed from taxation).
EMMERDALE'S Katie Sugden tries to mollify
her gun-wielding kidnapper.
The moment he became a poster boy for BBC excess and the Trust chose to mollify
right-wing media interests rather than stand up for the Corporation, was the moment he was out of the door.
The central bank of Russia bought between USD15bn and USD16bn in October on the foreign exchange market to mollify
the rouble's rapid appreciation.
George Osborne is hoping to mollify
the middle classes.
Will that mollify
the disgruntled voter or will he or she say what I'm thinking: too little, too late?
She gave pensioners pounds 10 to mollify
them, but this government has now increased this another pounds 60 and that is on top of the pounds 250- pounds 400 fuel allowance.
Nothing is being taken for granted, but there seems to be some confidence in expectations that this package will attract enough votes as it includes the Republican favored measures, which -- and indeed because -- they are likely to mollify
at least some of public cynicism of the "Wall Street rescue.
With international oil prices reaching astronomical new heights, and a government that has failed to respond with any coherent policies to mollify
the impact on the country, Nicaragua could be heading for its worst economic depression in 70 years, according to Francisco Aguirre, president of the National Assembly's Economic, Production and Budget Committee, reports The Nica Times (May 30, 2008):
The enlightened factory may not mollify
gays who know Ford as the company that caved to the AFA.
However, it may have been intended to mollify
Shi'ite leaders, who claim that the Awakening Councils, which include former members of insurgent groups, have been inadequately vetted and may have been infiltrated by al-Qaeda.
This has angered the European Union (EU) automobile manufacturer sector especially, and the Commission seems keen to mollify
Sitting at the bar, his thumbs were speed-texting for England as he tried to mollify
The purpose of the exercise is not to impress our mates but to acquire information that, correctly applied, might just help us to mollify
our bank managers.
The heads of companies such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Porsche want the EU to mollify
both the target and the timescale for achieving it.