"We are anxious to reach civilization, Professor," said Bentley, deciding to be placative with the old man.
Penrod's answer, like the look he lifted to the impressive stranger, was meek and placative.
Mr. Lincoln's placative words did not placate for the reason that they completely ignored the Southern contention.
The little man's voice was placative; his manner gravely ingratiating.
And with a little flurry of placative laughter, she added: "At your age, of course!"