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  • v. To pacify.

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Examples

  • And this sweet girl-graduate -- the last time you saw her was just after Becky Daly, in the vain effort to "peacify" the squalling young one, had given her a fresh egg to play with.

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  • But begob I was just lowering the heel of the pint when I saw the citizen getting up to waddle to the door, puffing and blowing with the dropsy, and he cursing the curse of Cromwell on him, bell, book and candle in Irish, spitting and spatting out of him and Joe and little Alf round him like a leprechaun trying to peacify him. —

    Ulysses

  • Faith's just white with rage; Una, you'd better go after her and try to peacify her.

    Rainbow Valley

  • But begob I was just lowering the heel of the pint when I saw the citizen getting up to waddle to the door, puffing and blowing with the dropsy, and he cursing the curse of Cromwell on him, bell, book and candle in Irish, spitting and spatting out of him and Joe and little Alf round him like a leprechaun trying to peacify him.

    Ulysses

  • Nothin 'can peacify Jerry, however, except jammin' that awful six-shooter back into its holster.

    Wolfville Nights

  • We wrapped it up in some kind o 'salve mother keeps for hurts, and she kept crying and screamin' with pain, and we couldn't peacify her nohow at all, till a lady that was visiting next door come in and said we'd better give her a few drops of laud'num.

    Elsie's Girlhood A Sequel to "Elsie Dinsmore" and "Elsie's Holidays at Roselands"

  • Faith's just white with rage; Una, you'd better go after her and try to peacify her. "

    Rainbow Valley

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