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He thought of every softening influence of religion which over his own disciplined heart had power, but put them aside as useless.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
After the softening, the quasi-reconciliation of the day before, his chagrin and disappointment were great.
MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
Over her face there passed strange lights, strange tremors, a strange softening of the small indomitable mouth.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
If it should prove to be softening of the brain, a melancholy interest will attach to the present document.
Paresis is what is sometimes called softening of the brain, and it attacks by preference men under thirty-five.
A late car roared down the long vista and fled, retreating in softening rumbles.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
I regard these three victories, sir, as only beachheads, only the softening-up phases of a still greater campaign.
He looked upon her, softening; and then sat down and continued to admire the picture.
This does not usually quite keep pace with the softening; so the surface is covered with soil and other loose material.
And the softening twilight fell upon the doomed but unconscious cities.
FAIR TO LOOK UPONMARY BELLE FREELEY

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