Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Definitions for mollify
- to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease.
- to mitigate or reduce; soften: to mollify one's demands.
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Citations for mollify
...my mother would be dragged from unconsciousness, hoisting herself grimly out of bed, shuffling across the hall to mollify and soothe, while I slept through it all, conked out like a slug drowning in beer, evading the fallout from my crimes.
Linda was friendly on the first day and a few hours into the second, but then she turned her back, assumed the hostile air that could drive me insane. Not when it was only me subjected to it because I was used to this and knew how to counter it, but when others were. Then I had to step in, try to mollify Linda, try to mollify Yngve, and keep the channels open.