"I know what you mean, Lou," he said, with an affectionate attempt at placation.
This was no religious rite, no placation of the brutish jungle gods.
There was such a twang of temper in his voice that Crofts heard at once, and made a quick effort at placation.
In Smith's theory there is confusion between the two ideas of communion and expiation or placation.
There is not a word of proof of the view that the placation of the deity was due to his assimilation of kindred flesh and blood.
For the placation of Bildad Rose there was news of a stable, not ruined beyond service, with hay in a loft, near the house.