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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PACIFIES

When I am ill she nurses me; when I am violent she pacifies me.

It pacifies those who are angry, and by means of it one can see into the unknown.

It pacifies em, and makes em willing to let the men manage things of more consequence.

Alcinous pacifies him with gentle words, and proceeds to withdraw all his previous claims extolling Phæacian athletic skill.

The priest who pacifies is as natural as the fear he seeks to assuage—as natural as man himself.

It is he who saves humanity from complete annihilation, and who pacifies the angered Bel.

But Ganga pacifies her and they agree to make over the children to Valmiki, when they become a little old.

With a harp communicated to him by Gudrun he pacifies them all but one, which stings him to the heart, and thus Gunnar dies.

Who pacifies intractable politicians and makes them the devoted followers of the Ministers?

It is weakness which makes us hate an enemy and seek revenge, and it is idleness that pacifies us and causes us to neglect it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "appease, allay the anger of (someone)," from Middle French pacifier "make peace," from Latin pacificare "to make peace; pacify," from pacificus (see pacific). Of countries or regions, "to bring to a condition of calm," c.1500, from the start with suggestions of submission and terrorization. Related: Pacified; pacifying.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.