But he asks that the last act pour the oil of peace, of beauty and of philosophic vision upon the troubled waters of life.
In this trouble the peaceful Sarah would act as oil on troubled waters.
Esther poured oil on the troubled waters; and Mrs. Murphy became so mollified she pressed Kenneth to stay to supper.
The Swede is adept at the gentle pastime of fishing in troubled waters.
He saw that his was not a fit state of mind to be in if he intended to steer safely through the troubled waters ahead of him.
The wind was rising, and there was a clammy mist on the gray, troubled waters.
Her bosom heaved, her hands were clenched, and her gray eyes flashed like troubled waters in the sunlight.
The caress, the loving words, acted like oil on the troubled waters.
She could detect no light on the face of the troubled waters.
"Let me throw oil on the troubled waters," he said, smoothly.