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Sure, you would be offering them some comforting words to soften the impact created by the error.
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Warming temperatures also soften the ice itself, so that it slides more quickly toward the sea.
GLOBAL WARMING MAY LEAD TO PRACTICALLY IRREVERSIBLE ANTARCTIC MELTINGCAROLYN GRAMLINGSEPTEMBER 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The puff portion refers to softened crude, thin as heated maple syrup, rising up through production wells.
OIL COMPANIES ARE PROFITING FROM ILLEGAL SPILLS. AND CALIFORNIA LETS THEM.BY JANET WILSON, THE DESERT SUN, AND LYLLA YOUNES, PROPUBLICASEPTEMBER 18, 2020PROPUBLICA
Many of those organizations pursued ad opportunities on social networks like Twitter to soften the loss of match-day revenue.
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As a result, some schools have worked to soften the blow by skipping scheduled tuition hikes or even cutting the costs.
COLLEGE TUITION IS SEEING ITS STEEPEST DROP SINCE 1978LEE CLIFFORDSEPTEMBER 12, 2020FORTUNE
A trace of light had begun to soften the sky over the dome, but had not yet seeped down to ground level.
FEE OF THE FRONTIERHORACE BROWN FYFE
The old woman meanwhile tried to soften the obdurate wall with melted butter and new milk—but in vain.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
He had tried to soften his reply, but not being politic or tactful had succeeded only in expressing himself more brusquely.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
The rapidity of their decomposition is such, that when spread on the land they are seen to soften and disappear in a short time.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
Madame Malmaison knew it also, but the hard look on her greedy face did not soften.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE

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