These questions will not be easily dodged; nor will the faithful be placated by casuistry or platitudes.
And it hardly seems that the ones who have not been placated by now are going to change their minds about the guy over this.
But the gay community is unlikely to be placated by either the speech or the venue.
But consuming anger is not placated by justification, not toward the stranger and not toward the self.
placated, he informed her that he was on the Stock Exchange.
She hardly knew how to answer this, and yet her wrath was not placated.
Grant hurried away, and placated Mrs. Bates after a stormy interlude.
But he was mistaken if he supposed that he had placated Cecilia.
China evidently was placated by Lamont with full explanations of what the consortium intended.
There are ways given to women whereby men of his type can be placated.
1670s, a back-formation from placation or else from Latin placatus "soothed, quiet, gentle, calm, peaceful," past participle of placare "to calm, appease, quiet, soothe, assuage," related to placere "to please" (see please). Related: Placated; placating; placatingly.