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synonyms for gentling
- bear down
- beat down
- break in
- get the better of
- get the upper hand
- get under control
- put down
- shut down
- tone down
- triumph over
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How to use gentling in a sentence
Instantly Devil stopped and meekly followed Roosevelt to the snubbing-post, where he was tied up for a period of 'gentling.'Roosevelt in the Bad Lands | H. Hagedorn.
If he stands, caress him as before, and continue gentling him in this way until you can get round him without making him move.
Again he felt a sweet security,—a taming, gentling influence through the innermost fiber of his being.The Sky Line of Spruce | Edison Marshall
From Confucius down to Emily Post, greater and lesser minds have worked at gentling the human race.The Armed Forces Officer | U. S. Department of Defense
Afterward he held the mare, gentling her in suppressed excitement while his father went into the house for his rifle.The Quickening | Francis Lynde
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