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Sample sentences for the GRE study word propitiate

propitiate can be used as a verb

1.Especially I felt this when I made any attempt to propitiate him. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.Fit to cry, I took an orange from my pocket, and offered it to propitiate him. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
3.Whoe'er he be, propitiate Jove with praye. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
4.I have told you of her attempts to propitiate M. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
5.They were so feared that a festival, called the Lemuralia, was celebrated in order to propitiate them. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
6.There had been something so tremendous in the shrinking off of the three, that the wretched man was willing to propitiate even this lad. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
7.My father is Miss Havisham's cousin not that that implies familiar intercourse between them, for he is a bad courtier and will not propitiate her.. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
8.The institution of temples and sacrifices, and the entire service of gods, demigods, and heroes also the ordering of the repositories of the dead, and the rites which have to be observed by him who would propitiate the inhabitants of the world below. - from The Republic by Plato
9.Her favour was propitiated by offerings and sacrifices, principally consisting of black lambs. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
10.For this reason, Poseidon was always invoked and propitiated by a libation before a voyage was undertaken, and sacrifices and thanksgivings were gratefully offered to him after a safe and prosperous journey by sea. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens

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