And they being created, propitiate the dwellers of heaven by offerings made to the gods and the names of departed forefathers.
Yet the Brahman needed the Sudra, and had to propitiate him in order to use him.
They were pleading before angry and irresponsible judges, whom it, was their object to soothe and propitiate.
“Your God must be hard to propitiate,” said the young Jewess.
Then she told her tale, suppressing carefully all tears, for she was anxious to propitiate the red-haired boy.
I told him I did, and it was because I did and meant to do so to the last, that I would not stoop to propitiate any of them.
He determined to propitiate exasperated Tamanos with a sacrifice.
For the rest, I trust to myself to propitiate the kindly and to silence the calumnious.
Percival had not even time to breathe into her ear the "Forgive me" with which he meant to propitiate her.
What pathos in that word compared with the fate which it failed to propitiate!
1580s, a back-formation from propritiation and in part from propitiate (adj.), from Latin propitiatus, past participle of propitiare "appease, propitiate" (see propitiation). Related: Propitiated; propitiating; propitiatingly; propitiable (1550s).