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I cannot, even to appease your anger, deny this morning what I said last night.

Hunger he had known; and when he could not appease his hunger he had felt restriction.

This incautious speech by no means tended to appease the ferocity of the crowd.

Hercules and Mars they appease with beasts usually allowed for sacrifice.

The King heard him in silence: he knew well how to appease him.

They had naught but this pressure of hands to appease their feelings.

He next swallowed a large glassful of water to appease his fever.

She thought that this would no doubt be the best way to appease and satisfy Camille.

But how, Cebes, and by what arguments, shall we appease this Cadmus?

That to appease God's wrath it was expedient that this Jew should die?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300 "to reconcile," from Anglo-French apeser, Old French apaisier "to pacify, make peace, appease, be reconciled, placate" (12c.), from the phrase a paisier "bring to peace," from a "to" (see ad-) + pais, from Latin pacem (nominative pax) "peace" (see peace). Related: Appeased; appeasing.

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