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  • v. Present participle of calm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. tending to soothe or calm or tranquilize.
  • adj. freeing from fear and anxiety.

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

  • n. the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)

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Examples

  • "He is what we call the calming factor on both offense and defense," Cleveland said.

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  • The struggling American, riding what he called the calming influence of the world's best player, made two clutch putts late to continue a U.S. rout of the Internationals on what might have been a decisive first day of the Presidents Cup.

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  • Driving on Scott Blvd, with no traffic calming, is noticeably faster than driving on major arterial roads.

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  • I imagine that an acupuncture session is fairly relaxing for the pet - the article indicates that the animal isthe center of attention during these exercises – they are petted, nuzzled, spoken to in calming adult-cooing baby language, placed on warm blankets with candle light and soft music, perhaps?

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  • Like other phobias, reason plays little role in calming such crash fears.

    Top 10 Fears and Phobias That Really Scare People | Impact Lab

  • But pastors need new skills in calming congregations at war over sexuality or steering communities through traumatic change like closing a church.

    Bridging divisions the Anglican way « Anglican Samizdat

  • Given the success in calming down Baghdad's neighborhoods, it would seem unlikely that the Petraeus doctrine will be rolled back ... on the other hand, Casey reportedly has been among those pressing for a quicker withdrawal from Iraq and McChrystal's mission may be to send as many troops home as he can.

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  • To be sure, the Kagans still overblow the political progress made by the Maliki government and oversimplify the intraShi'ite power struggle -- and are blithely innocent about the role of the Iranians in calming things down in Basra and Sadr city, but they are right about one important thing: the military situation in Iraq has improved so much that normally sober and pessimistic military and intelligence sorts are simply stunned.

    Progress in Iraq…and What To Do About It - Swampland - TIME.com

  • She calls the calming of her skin “awesome,” and she has come to use EFT not only to treat episodes of eczema but to manage the upsetting feelings that she believes precipitate them.

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  • I added German Blue Chamomile Essential Oil to the recipe for its skin calming properties.

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