verb (used with object), soothed, sooth·ing.
verb (used without object), soothed, sooth·ing.
Origin of soothe
Examples from the Web for soothed
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.
The wonder is that so many fierce antagonisms can be soothed even into an outward quiet.A New Atmosphere|Gail Hamilton
The lurking sadness in the air just touched and soothed the lurking sadness in Di's mind.Diana Tempest, Volume II (of 3)|Mary Cholmondeley
He dragged an arm-chair into the garden, and finally went to sleep under the star-lit sky, soothed by the presence of the flowers.August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt|L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
The doer must suffer,” said the Greeks: “you would soothe a Deity not to be soothed.
He took off his hat and wiped the sweat from his brow; it soothed his burning temples to let the breeze fan them.Timar's Two Worlds|Mr Jkai
Word Origin for soothe
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.