Thesaurus / smooth over

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After much talk and explanation, a present to the widow of the dead Indian was made to smooth over the difficulty.

Roger glanced at her more than once, with approval and with gratitude for the effort she was making to smooth over the situation.

His FamilyErnest Poole

In other words, he was going to try and smooth over his despicable behaviour.

Burr JuniorG. Manville Fenn

That is to aid the capitalists, to smooth over huge wrongs with petty concessions, to cry peace where there is no peace.

DemosGeorge Gissing

"But I had the whole affair to smooth over, and I had also to get Gendron out of the muss," and he smiled grimly.

Young Captain JackHoratio Alger and Arthur M. Winfield

Then he tucked the nut in, covered it up, and patted the dirt and grass all down nice and smooth over it.

Little MitchellMargaret W. Morley

When dry and perfectly cool, take them off the sticks, and smooth over a curling iron, the size you wish the curls.

These know how to smooth over the difficulties of an affair, and to find the means of eluding custom by some indirect advantage.

After the hole is closed, apply more flux to the job and smooth over with the hot iron until there are no rough spots.

Each day brought some new ruffle that required all her wit to smooth over.

Hope HathawayFrances Parker

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