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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REASSURING

Phoebe reached up, and caught the hands in a reassuring clasp.

His hand slid down to her arm, and gave it a little, reassuring squeeze.

Some understandable bit of machinery would have been reassuring.

Towards morning, Rougon bethought himself of reassuring Felicite.

Martine made an exact inventory of the resources of the house, and it was not reassuring.

It came from the Attison Detector, and the sound was reassuring.

The feeble "swash" that answered the shake was not reassuring.

This should have been reassuring, but it did not appear to be.

But the news she received in answer to her call was reassuring.

He gave Underhill a reassuring squeeze of the shoulder and left the room.

WORD ORIGIN

"restore (someone) to confidence," 1590s, from re- "back, again" + assure. Related: Reassured; reassuring.

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