Definitions

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  • adv. In a manner that serves to placate.

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  • adv. in a placating manner

Etymologies

placating +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Let it be," said Cadfael placatingly, seeing how the boy laboured at the thing he could not understand.

    A River So Long

  • So I started to hum and haw placatingly, while she snapped in a voice like ice:

    Fiancée

  • "I don't suppose they'll bother any one," she offered placatingly, "I mean, they quickly learn where they're allowed to go and who ..."

    You Don't Take Names

  • Holding his hands out placatingly, Shipley dropped his gruff tone.

    EMPIRE

  • Jaspers looked at Mr. Steger very flatly and wisely — almost placatingly under the circumstances — and

    The Financier

  • He saw Norfolk flush, remembered he needed a favor from the choleric human, and added placatingly, "Truth to tell, my lord, I had never noticed it either, until I saw it open, and I have accompanied the children to the pond once or twice."

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • “Okay, okay,” Marsha said to Keith placatingly, while at the same time tightening her hold on the trembling dog.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • When she raised her head, Clarke was in the far corner of the room with his hands, palms out, placatingly in front of him.

    Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

  • She looked up at him as placatingly as she could, 'We were very young and naive, it was not what we thought it was.'

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • The priest's eyes rolled prophetically, and Corelli said placatingly, 'Quite so, quite so,' despite not having understood any of it.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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