1 I like old Sam so well, I think I'll try the second volume, returned Jo, hoping to propitiate him by accepting a second dose of Boswell's Johnson, as he had recommended that lively work.
2 I wish first and foremost to propitiate the great goddess Minerva, who manifested herself visibly to me during yesterday's festivities.
3 Especially I felt this when I made any attempt to propitiate him.
4 Fit to cry, I took an orange from my pocket, and offered it to propitiate him.
5 The dread of Selden's suspecting that there was any need for her to propitiate such a man as Rosedale checked the trivial phrases of politeness.
6 The consciousness increased her irritation against Rosedale, but also her feeling that now, if ever, was the moment to propitiate him, hateful as it was to do so in Selden's presence.
7 He knew an abundance of simple acts to propitiate and invite the approaches of the little people, and he resolved to play his part right skilfully.
8 As I drew nearer to them, trying to propitiate the tinker by my looks, I observed that the woman had a black eye.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 13. THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION
9 Your manner, which I must say does not seem intended to propitiate, induces me to think it possible.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
10 Her demeanour was that of respect, unmingled by the least shade either of fear, or of a wish to propitiate favour.
11 There had been something so tremendous in the shrinking off of the three, that the wretched man was willing to propitiate even this lad.
12 But he was misled by a preconceived opinion, and failed to understand that ill-will is not to be vanquished by time nor propitiated by favours.
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13 Taking advantage of the propitious moment, Meg slipped away and ran down to greet her husband with a smiling face and the little blue bow in her hair which was his especial admiration.
14 A stealthy glance now and then refreshed her like sips of fresh water after a dusty walk, for the sidelong peeps showed her several propitious omens.
15 That feature too is propitious.