Beijing has gone from placating them, to ignoring them, to telling them that democracy is not for them.
His voice, when he spoke again, was not ironical, as it had been; it was placating.
Far from placating the gloomy Jim, this seemed only to awake his suspicions.
Mrs. Bowen did not respond to the question of placating and punishing her protégée with sustained interest.
He succeeded in placating the wrath of the Marquis of Caylus.
Mrs. Fortescue had never in her life been at the end of her resources for placating men.
And Madame Rosalie's tone, though courteous, had not been eager or placating.
He failed to see the necessity of making friends of his competitors and of placating his critics as he progressed.
When she spoke her voice suggested a placating of this stranger who was her son.
And Mollie, heartily ashamed of herself, succeeded in placating the Little Captain only after having apologized most abjectly.
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.