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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of allay.


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  • Take an ounce of glue, and melt it in a pint of hot water over the fire, stir it until the glue is dissolved, pour it out and dip the part that is affected in this dilution until the uneasiness or burning is allayed, which is mostly in a few minutes.

    Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers

  • Which is why David Williamson is being optimistic in claiming that fears have been 'allayed'.

    Parting promises

  • Earlier today, providers like AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint issued cautious support for the commission's rules, and AT&T said that some of its concerns had been "allayed," though there was still some concern about whether such rules were necessary.


  • Obama allayed the fears of swing white voters by being so racially neutral and thus more palatable.

    Matthew Yglesias » Heilemann & Halperin’s Race Stuff

  • The resignation allayed fears that growing unrest could interrupt the flow of oil through the Suez Canal and Sumed Pipeline, which combined transport 3 million barrels a day of oil and fuel products.

    Oil Ends at Two-Month Low

  • "Fears of a double-dip [recession in the U. S] have been allayed but there are still grave concerns over the household sector," said David Croy, economist at ANZ bank in Wellington.

    Asia Starts the Week

  • Fears were allayed, and the festival sold out in six minutes, before the line-up had even been announced.

    Weird and wonderful: Scotland's Away Game music festival

  • With three of the most irritating rules removed, foreign businesses are encouraged but warn not all their concerns have been allayed.

    Trading Progress With Beijing

  • Possible antitrust concerns could be allayed if Access were to divest Warner's publishing business or if it were only to acquire EMI's recorded-music arm.

    Hoping EMI Will Strike A Better Note for Citi

  • But if Western nations play a constructive role in the interim period, demonstrating their strong support for Tunisian democratization, then some of those concerns can be allayed call it peaceful pre-emption if you like.

    Shadi Hamid: Tunisia: The First Arab Democratic Revolution?


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