Definitions

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  • adverb In a manner that placates or pacifies.

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Examples

  • “Do you like to ride?” she asked sweetly and placatively.

    An American Tragedy

  • “I thought we took it,” she said weakly and placatively, “just so that we could go places on Saturday and Sunday.”

    An American Tragedy

  • ` ` Walter, let's dance just once more, '' Alice said, touching his arm placatively.

    Alice Adams

  • "I don't understand about getting -- about getting bigger," said Bibbs, bringing his gaze down to look at his father placatively.

    The Turmoil

  • "Walter, let's dance just once more," Alice said, touching his arm placatively.

    Alice Adams

  • When not off his guard, he always looked at it placatively.

    Penrod and Sam

  • "I just called," he said placatively, smiling as if some humour lurked in his intention, "to ask how your father is.

    The Flirt

  • "I just called," he said placatively, smiling as if some humour lurked in his intention, "to ask how your father is.

    The Flirt

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