Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of mollifying or softening.
- n. Pacification; an appeasing; something that will soothe.
- n. The act of mollifying.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of mollifying, or the state of being mollified; a softening.
- n. a state of being appeased or ameliorated or tempered
- n. the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined
““I said it was okay,” he said, but even though his words were intended as mollification, he sounded angry.”
“Unlike their forbears, modern-day Keynesians do not argue just for mollification in the rate of deleveraging.”
“As part of our continuing mollification of superannuated subscribers, this week's concerts will feature a big-name soloist playing a very old piece while the rest of the musicians phone it in.”
“Anything with a whiff of potential controversy was being replaced with legislative placebos, with the mollification of leader-writers taking precedence over whether an idea would actually help the nation the parliament was there to serve.”
“There are issues which override party considerations and/or the mollification of an office holder's base.”
“Usually, a robust defender of reason and science -- and vociferous critic of untested truth-claims -- Shermer has drawn the ire of colleagues and admirers alike with his quixotic missive of mollification to moderates of religion.”
“Moreover, there is no sign of any mollification in the way Gaza is governed, or the anti-Jew propaganda spewed over the airwaves or indoctrinated into schoolkids.”
“All of this is aimed at/for mollification of, and reducing the numbers of the masses.”
“I don't see how it could have played out any differently, so why any mollification about the size of Obama's huevos?”
“In a statement sent to ABCnews. com shortly after the mini-furor broke last year, she walked the thin tightrope between explanation and mollification.”
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