"I'll put a rubber bit in his mouth, to soften it," he pumped brokenly.
I asked, more to soften the effect of Marvin's brutal remark than anything else.
Enough, you are happy, and I shall be so too, when God pleases to soften this blow.
That it could soften or relent, appeared next to impossible.
At first indeed he had hoped to soften Benedetta, and throw her into Luigi's ...