PACIFY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PACIFY
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pacify
 v.  ease anger or agitation of; make calm or quiet; end war or violence
Classic Sentence:
1  To pacify Mary, and perhaps screen her own embarrassment, Anne did move quietly to the window.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 22
2  Sir Henry had to assure him that it was not so and pacify him by giving him a considerable part of his old wardrobe, the London outfit having now all arrived.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
3  Meantime, Teta Elzbieta would go and beg, over in the Hyde Park district, and the children would bring home enough to pacify Aniele, and keep them all alive.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 20
4  But she could not pacify herself with these reflections; a feeling akin to remorse troubled her when she thought of her visit.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER VI
5  Pearl, seeing the rose-bushes, began to cry for a red rose, and would not be pacified.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VII. THE GOVERNOR'S HALL
6  Darya Alexandrovna meanwhile having pacified the child, and knowing from the sound of the carriage that he had gone off, went back again to her bedroom.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 4
7  Levin, guilty and shamefaced, but pacified, went back to his hotel.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 2
8  He had been unwilling to go to bed and had made a scene; whereupon she had taken charge of him and pacified him as well as she could.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIV
9  Haley stood there in very ill humor, having ridden hard the night before, and being not at all pacified by his ill success in recapturing his prey.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
10  It pacified me, in fact, so much, that I did not raise an alarm.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
11  At last Aniele succeeded in pacifying her, and she essayed the ascent; then, however, she had to be stopped while the old woman cautioned her about the floor of the garret.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 19
Example Sentence:
1  Dentists criticize the practice of giving fussy children sweets to pacify them.
2  Have you had to help a child break a pacifier or thumb habit?