Everything considered, it was easier to make the decision to take the job than to placate Mary.
She sensed nothing she could say would placate him.
The grey eyes were beseeching, but Katie couldn't manage anything verbal let alone a lie to placate the driver.
I don't need you to placate me!
Maybe the need to placate his father had spawned the decision to call off the divorce.
Although Cairoli, upon learning of the Anglo-Ottoman convention in regard to Cyprus, had advised Count Corti of the possibility that Great Britain might seek to placate France by conniving at a French occupation of Tunisia, neither he nor Count Corti had any inkling of the verbal arrangement made between.
Strenuous efforts were made to placate the Italian party in the administration of the educational reforms; but, as these were not repealed, elected members refused supply, and kept away from the council.
When he enforced his claim to the crown of Portugal (1579-1581) he preferred to placate his new subjects by paying attention to their feelings and their privileges.
(See Bear, below.) (iii.) The cult of dangerous animals is due (a) to the fear that the soul of .the slain beast may take vengeance on the hunter, (b) to a desire to placate the rest of the species.
The cult of the serpent is found in many parts of the Old World; it is also not unknown in America; in Australia, on the other hand, though many species of serpent are found, there does not appear to be any species of cult unless we include the Warramunga cult of the mythical Wollunqua totem animal, whom they seek to placate by rites.
Peter, whose possessions in Provence entangled him in the wars between the Albigenses and Simon of Montfort, endeavoured to placate the northern crusaders by arranging a marriage between his son James and Simon's daughter.