tranquillizing love

Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of tranquillize. Alternative spelling of tranquilizing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending to soothe or tranquilize

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Examples

  • He signed to her that there was nothing to fear; yet he tarried, with the idea of tranquillizing her.

    A Love Episode

  • After viewing all these "tranquillizing" influences, we retired, having first undone the distasteful "hold-all" for extra bedding.

    Travels in the Far East

  • Though we have used the synonym "tranquillizing" above (B D B), it appears to us as a bit too strong.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • This rather meaningless placebo has a surprisingly tranquillizing effect on restless youth and nationalistic zealots.

    Herzl's Butlers

  • Watching him breathe in heavy gasps, asleep in the taxi, the tranquillizing drugs fighting the mania, I thought that there were then two dynamos within him, spinning in opposite directions and tearing him apart, and that these forces would kill him at last.

    The Poetry of Heartbreak

  • Thus, unless they are capable of achieving tranquillizing dhyana and imperturbable abstraction, they are certainly bound to be flustered under such circumstances.

    More from Pai Chang...

  • To Sainte-Beuve, himself an unscathed intellectual Odysseus, she declares herself greatly indebted intellectually; but on the whole his influence seems to have been tranquillizing.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • Naturally the newspapers took up the question in their thousands, and treated it in every form, throwing on it both light and darkness, recording many things about it true or false, alarming and tranquillizing their readers — as the sale required — and almost driving ordinary people mad.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • Though I was already registering its increasing efficacy while I was still in hospital, its tranquillizing benefits were only really beginning to kick in now that I was back on the proverbial home front.

    A Special Relationship

  • IN A preceding paper I have spoken of an English Sunday in the country, and its tranquillizing effect upon the landscape; but where is its sacred influence more strikingly apparent than in the very heart of that great Babel, London?

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

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