verb (used with object), al·layed, al·lay·ing.
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Origin of allay
SYNONYMS FOR allay
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OTHER WORDS FROM allayal·lay·er, nounun·al·layed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for allay
The only joy is the momentary spasm of sexual gratification; the only happiness that of (temporarily) allayed jealousy.
Something more than the food he had taken steadied the man's nerves and allayed his thirst.Cast Adrift|T. S. Arthur
And in those eyes now gleamed a light of a vengeance not to be allayed save by a life sacrificed.The Free Lances|Mayne Reid
Thus Dorothy's fear that her mother might disapprove her choice was allayed for the time being.Dorothy|Evelyn Raymond
But even if he escaped unhurt, and the suspicions of his comrades were allayed, what would the Khedive do?Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete|Gilbert Parker
The feeling against the measure was too strong to be allayed by bribery of a retail kind.William Pitt and the Great War|John Holland Rose