propitiate


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During the course of the next week I shall endeavour to propitiate you with gifts.
The unfortunate George makes a great effort to arrange the affair comfortably and to propitiate Mr.
This was perfectly true, though it was Raffles alone who had kept the one open, and enabled me to propitiate the other in moments of emergency.
Either to propitiate them, or to show his consideration for their feelings, he proceeded to offer them the apple which he held.
I could not make the dog hate me by cruel treatment, and she would not propitiate him by kindness.
I thought it best to propitiate him if possible, because of the necessity of conserving ammunition as well as to avoid the loud alarm of a shot which might bring other Band-lu warriors upon us.
At six Gryphus came back again, but alone; Cornelius tried to propitiate him, but Gryphus growled, showed a large tooth like a tusk, which he had in the corner of his mouth, and went out backwards, like a man who is afraid of being attacked from behind.
Him Von Schmidt desired to please and propitiate because from him could be obtained the Oakland agency for the bicycle.
If you wish to give me the money," she said, trying to propitiate me in that way, "I am ready to take it now.
Hoping to propitiate her tormentor, Fan invited Tom to join in the revel, and Polly begged that Maud might sit up and see the fun; so all four descended to the big kitchen, armed with aprons, hammers, spoons, and pans, and Polly assumed command of the forces.
The door opened promptly and Peg Bowen stood before us, in what seemed exactly the same costume she had worn on the memorable day when we had come, bearing gifts, to propitiate her in the matter of Paddy.
But do you turn your foolish heart altogether away from these things, and, as far as you are able, sacrifice to the deathless gods purely and cleanly, and burn rich meats also, and at other times propitiate them with libations and incense, both when you go to bed and when the holy light has come back, that they may be gracious to you in heart and spirit, and so you may buy another's holding and not another yours.