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  • v. Present participle of mollify.


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  • I think she would have succeeded even in mollifying Godfrey, if she had not so pertinaciously defended David Stuart from all his criticisms, and shown so open a regard for him.

    Stuart of Dunleath: A Story of Modern Times

  • Those who hate the US will continue to hate the US; the kind of people who hate the US, we should have * no* interest in mollifying.

    Iraqi democracy « BuzzMachine

  • He was just kind of mollifying him and they're interpreting that in a kind of interesting way.

    CNN Transcript Nov 29, 2005

  • So by extending this amnesty saying we really tried everything now we're going to do it hard, maybe this is a way of kind of mollifying Saudi public opinion, as well.

    CNN Transcript Jun 23, 2004

  • I always thought that vetoing our bill, and casting himself as the defender of traditional American values, was his way of mollifying the conservatives and creating a little maneuvering room to make the China trip.

    The Good Fight

  • Was the company mollifying his considerable ego after it had squeezed out contract concessions?

    What Really Rescued the Caped Crusader

  • I work in the media and I have no interest mollifying the likes of me over the course of a long and bloody campaign.

    Wow. Sen. Ralph Nader. « Dating Jesus

  • They did not – indicating that they were privileging the defeat of Napoleon (in which mollifying the exiled Spanish Bourbons played a small part), not looking for pretexts to expand their empire.

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: The Case for Parliamentarism

  • Goldman made its filing as part of a voluntary reworking of its previous accounting methods, an initiative aimed at mollifying critics who have charged the firm with profiting at the expense of its own customers.

    GOLDMAN UNDER FIRE: Megabank Reveals New Information On Trading Activities

  • This information seemed to have a mollifying effect, and the irate young man favored Martin with a measuring stare.

    Chapter 42


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