Origin of soothe
OTHER WORDS FROM soothesoother, nounself-soothed, adjectiveun·soothed, adjective
How to use soothe in a sentence
Nail-biting, thumb-sucking, overeating, and overdrinking are also forms of self-soothing that might be connected to the suckling reflex we have as infants.
The most important takeaway of this discussion is that yes, a child can be born to a warm, loving parent and still be avoidant and difficult to soothe.Why one child can be more ‘difficult’ than another|Meghan Leahy|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
The Red Sox won’t have to worry much about soothing souls in New England, whether inside or outside the organization.For the Red Sox, rehiring Alex Cora makes sense. But it doesn’t look good.|Dave Sheinin|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
They understand that, to effectively lead their employees, they need to avoid taking a public position, and be prepared to soothe post-election trauma.
We were also rewarded with views that delivered a soul-soothing mixture of mountain peaks and golden leaves.
Her brown-velvet eyes often soothed me, although her eyebrows added to her every demand: “I mean business!”‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I also believe the relative quiet on the Palestinian front has soothed Israelis.
She was overcome with guilt, and as she soothed me, she promised herself no harm would ever come to me again.Will Fawzia Koofi Be Afghanistan's First Female President?|Fawzia Koofi|January 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But a mere nine months is clearly not enough time to have healed his wounds or soothed his anger.
The singing unnerved Butch as well, but he managed to sit still with his eyes closed, as if soothed by the words and music.
He took the seat offered to him, by the Marchioness; and listened to her conversation with soothed attention.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
No human ear heard her cries for help, no pitying voice soothed her last agonies.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
He felt inclined to believe it, but while it soothed his torn and throbbing pride, it by no means lessened his apprehension.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Sillery possessed a feeling heart, and was soothed and comforted by the devotion of his friend.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
The Parliament, which met burning with indignation, was soothed into good humour.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay