Definitions

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  • adv. So as to pacify or calm.

Etymologies

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pacifying +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "We will all begin together then," said Philip pacifyingly.

    Hubert's Wife A Story for You

  • Surveillant remarked pacifyingly: "He loves his comrade too much, that's all."

    The Enormous Room

  • "I'll see, Aunt 'Melia," he answered pacifyingly, as he drew his brother out of doors.

    Hillsboro People

  • The King answers pacifyingly that it would ill beseem him to need reminding of these, that he renders to Telramund the homage due to highest worth, and could not wish the country in any keeping but his.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • "I'll see, Aunt 'Melia," he answered pacifyingly as he drew his brother out of doors.

    Portrait of a Philosopher

  • I'm usually not a damsel, but in this case, not knowing head or tail about cars or how to get it out, just stood there, panicking while friend patted me pacifyingly.

    Kottu

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