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 Meanings and Examples of ALLAY
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allay
 v.  calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
Classic Sentence:
1  She was bien souffrante, and she was filled with vague dread, which only her husband's presence could allay.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
2  Sam, with frantic ejaculations, made a dive at the reins, but only succeeded in brushing the blazing palm-leaf afore-named into the horse's eyes, which by no means tended to allay the confusion of his nerves.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  At once he does his bidding; at once, for a god willed it, the Phoenicians allay their haughty temper; the queen above all takes to herself grace and compassion towards the Teucrians.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
4  First in this grove did a strange chance meet his steps and allay his fears; first here did Aeneas dare to hope for safety and have fairer trust in his shattered fortunes.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
5  He had to pretend to be drunk in order to allay the suspicions which might have been aroused by his appearance at the gate.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
6  To allay it, I shall to-day search entire ship carefully from stem to stern.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
7  Perhaps some inkling of this paradox, even in the unquiet days of the Bureau, helped the bayonets allay an opposition to human training which still to-day lies smouldering in the South, but not flaming.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
8  The tumult of Elizabeth's mind was allayed by this conversation.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 40
9  They were of sobering tendency; they allayed agitation; they composed, and consequently must make her happier.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 7
10  This furious music allayed his dread and, leaning against the windowledge, he let his eyelids close again.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
11  But the fever, allayed for an instant, gradually resumed possession of him.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
12  Look at his head; them high forrads allays shows calculatin niggers, that'll do any kind o thing.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
13  "I've been allays used to horses," said Tom.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
14  Then his heaving breast allays its anger, and he says no more; but marvelling at the awful gift, the fated rod so long unseen, he steers in his dusky vessel and draws to shore.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
15  The sad quiet grey-blue glow of the dying day came through the window and the open door, covering over and allaying quietly a sudden instinct of remorse in Stephen's heart.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
Example Sentence:
1  The crew tried to allay the fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.