Usage examples for allay

  1. Henry had the satisfaction of removing the misunderstanding between them, and from the royal closet they proceeded to the apartments of the Queen, in order to allay an anxiety which, from her friendship and affection for Madame de Nevers who was then absent on one of her estates, had been painfully great. – The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Julia Pardoe
  2. And first of all, because there is in this world much suffering, human suffering, which it is more important to allay than that of the victims of vivisection. – The Pros and Cons of Vivisection by Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton
  3. And when he awoke at dusk, intending to seek an interview with the king, he beheld that which in no wise tended to allay his fears. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  4. Experience thus far has tended to allay the apprehension that it would be so expensive as to forbid its general adoption or make it a serious burden. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. We found Jack Bledsoe on a pallet, and saw at a glance that the woman had administered such remedies as common- sense and experience had taught her would allay the fever of a wound. – A Little Union Scout by Joel Chandler Harris
  6. The answer was not of a sort to allay my suspicions. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  7. She saw the renewal of Gilbert's suspicion, and was casting about in her mind how to allay it without indicating something else which she wished to conceal. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  8. Paul himself was to remain behind with one other sentinel to deceive the patrol and allay suspicions. –  by
  9. He drew the robes securely about Annie and endeavored to allay her fears, although conscious of the peril they were in. – Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew by Robert McReynolds
  10. My ministers earnestly strove to allay the causes of the strife and to appease differences with which my empire was not concerned. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  11. La Salle noted the look of annoyance which clouded the usually placid brow of their host, and hastened to allay the threatened storm. – Adrift in the Ice-Fields by Charles W. Hall
  12. At least they will allay this present frenzy of my blood. – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  13. As William drew near he noticed that the chimneys were smokeless, and this did not help to allay his anxiety. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  14. People at large have been made aware that this Church was honestly endeavoring to adapt its system of worship to the needs of our time and country; and the mere fact of their seeing this to be the case has served to allay prejudice and to foster a spirit of inquiry. – A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer by William Reed Huntington
  15. On the whole, the little boy was sadly puzzled; and the Skipper's first words did not tend to allay his anxiety. – Nautilus by Laura E. Richards
  16. This did not allay an uneasiness which, in various forms, had troubled Irene ever since she heard that her studious acquaintance had abandoned his ambitions and gone back to commerce. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  17. I felt myself getting very hot with a heat that a turkey- tail fan could not allay. – Vacation with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
  18. The host interfered to allay the rising choler of his guests, and Las Casas shortly after withdrew. – Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings by Francis Augustus MacNutt
  19. One might imagine that in the end the poet's poignant sense of his isolation might allay his excessive conceit. – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  20. Care should be taken to allay all sense of danger. – Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock