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Usage examples for allay

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. At least they will allay this present frenzy of my blood. – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  4. 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
  5. The answer was not of a sort to allay my suspicions. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Care should be taken to allay all sense of danger. – Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock
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