“A couple of times she has made me cry,” says Pari Moayer, a school nurse with bright eyes and a kind and soothing demeanor.
A bit of solitude can be soothing, but after protracted periods lack of regular basic human contact plays tricks on the mind.
Women know coming to me is a soothing and nurturing experience that compliments the styles I give them.
With its exquisite landscapes, birds-eye view and soothing cinematic music, Drone Boning makes sex look like art.
Mike Daisey is a heavyset man with a soothing voice, a trait that happens to benefit him in his line of work.
And the rain hissing into the campfire at the door had a soothing sound.
"This colour always has a soothing effect on me," he explained.
Of course you havent, dear, said Ruth, soothing the sobbing Dot.
Tom did not wait for an answer, he went on in the same low, soothing tone.
She needed comforting and soothing, and perhaps a bit of praise.
1590s, "flattering," from present participle of soothe. Sense of "mollifying" is from 1746. Related: Soothingly.
Old English soðian "show to be true," from soð "true" (see sooth). Sense of "quiet, comfort, mollify" is first recorded 1690s, via notion of "to assuage one by asserting that what he says is true" (i.e. to be a yes-man), a sense attested from 1560s (and cf. Old English gesoð "a parasite, flatterer"). Meaning "reduce the intensity" (of a pain, etc.) is from 1711. Related: Soothed; soothing.