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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.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Paresis is what is sometimes called softening of the brain, and it attacks by preference men under thirty-five.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
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.
THE GREAT POTLATCH RIOTSALLEN KIM LANG
He looked upon her, softening; and then sat down and continued to admire the picture.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
This does not usually quite keep pace with the softening; so the surface is covered with soil and other loose material.
BIRDS AND ALL NATURE, VOL. VI, NO. 3, OCTOBER 1899VARIOUS
And the softening twilight fell upon the doomed but unconscious cities.
FAIR TO LOOK UPONMARY BELLE FREELEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SOFTENING

  • alleviating
  • calming
  • consolatory
  • consoling
  • easing
  • pacifying
  • palliative
  • reassuring
  • relaxing
  • relieving
  • remedying
  • softening
  • tranquilizing
  • warming
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