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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MOLLIFY

At first I had been suspicious; it might have been put on to mollify me.

The boys who bully him will mollify toward him and accept his pie and sweetmeats.

Conscious they deserved a scolding, they sent Josephine down first to mollify.

The boys who bully him will mollify towards him, and accept his pie and sweetmeats.

We concluded the best policy, would be to prepare a feast to mollify them.

"I'll change my mind and have some too," he said, anxious to mollify her.

Evidently the whiskey, though it was the best Glenlivat, had failed to mollify him.

Algernon had one inclination to strangle, and another to mollify the wretch.

This was not the way to mollify the old man, who could ruin her by a word.

These were for the most part bribed, and their acclamations were to mollify the tyrant's mood.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to soften (a substance)," from Old French mollifier or directly from Late Latin mollificare "make soft, mollify" from mollificus "softening," from Latin mollis "soft" (see melt (v.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Transferred sense of "soften in temper, appease, pacify" is recorded from early 15c. Related: Mollified; mollifying.

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