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Synonyms for soothe

Synonyms for soothe

to give hope to in time of grief or pain

Synonyms for soothe

cause to feel better

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He had come to me for protection from his troubles, so I did my best to soothe him.
Her daughters listened in silence to this effusion, sensible that any attempt to reason with her or soothe her would only increase the irritation.
As they rode on, the stranger did his best to soothe her.
The glorious results may readily be imagined; a happy compound of strength and sweetness, enough to soothe the most ruffled temper and unsettle the most solid understanding.
It is a great doctor for sore hearts and sore heads, too, your ship's routine, which I have seen soothe - at least for a time - the most turbulent of spirits.
Seth, always timid in his behaviour towards his mother, from the sense that he had no influence over her, felt it was useless to attempt to persuade or soothe her till this passion was past; so he contented himself with tending the back kitchen fire and folding up his father's clothes, which had been hanging out to dry since morning--afraid to move about in the room where his mother was, lest he should irritate her further.
The strong man full of care--the sick man full of pain--the little maiden sobbing for her faithless lover--like children we lay our aching heads on your white bosom, and you gently soothe us off to by-by.
She knew that Will had received a severe blow, but she had been little used to imagining other people's states of mind except as a material cut into shape by her own wishes; and she believed in her own power to soothe or subdue.
Clinging to him she fell into hysterical sobbings and cries, and for the next hour he did nothing but soothe and tend her.
He denied it; but I immediately left the room, and flew to the nursery, to hide my feelings, if I could not soothe them, there.
He promised fair, but in such a manner as we seek to soothe a child.
He became as wild as a beast and no one could soothe him.
Pardon this gush of sorrow; these ineffectual words are but a slight tribute to the unexampled worth of Henry, but they soothe my heart, overflowing with the anguish which his remembrance creates.
The motion of a raft is the needful motion; it is gentle, and gliding, and smooth, and noiseless; it calms down all feverish activities, it soothes to sleep all nervous hurry and impatience; under its restful influence all the troubles and vexations and sorrows that harass the mind vanish away, and existence becomes a dream, a charm, a deep and tranquil ecstasy.
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