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- v. To make (a rough surface) smooth
- v. to pacify (e.g. rumours)
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- v. treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
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Or when Elohim and Yahweh appear jointly in chapter two, i. e., regularly as Yahweh Elohim, this is supposed to be explained by the activity of some later redactor, not J, who combined the two to smooth over the transition from the one name to the other, and so aimed to teach that in reality both authors believed in one and the same divine being.
Montalembert had to smooth over some of the risky things Lamennais allowed himself to be led into writing against the royalists in the paper; on the other hand he was engaged in controversy with
A stone platform worn smooth over the years filled the space beneath a series of thin vertical windows, each narrow enough not to be out of place in a keep, yet the mullions had been cunningly shaped so that, from inside, the series appeared as one large divided window spilling golden light into the room.
Hauptmann Leonhardt returned soon afterward and was able to smooth over the whole affair.
"Well now, Dave," said Roscoe, trying unavailingly to smooth over the ugly sound in Ward's voice.
The power couple was still on the road working to smooth over the Boontaag toy company takeover, and apparently Peter's death didn't justify a simple change in their itinerary.
Mary had just asked Mary Seton to bring her the elder flower-water to smooth over her shoulders and neck.