She watched his countenance as if she were particularly wishful to be assured that he took kindly to his reception, she showed every possible desire to conciliate him, and there was an air of humble propitiation
in all she did, such as I have seen pervade the bearing of a child towards a hard master.
She seemed to be holding them up in propitiation
for her passionate desire to know and to think, which in the unfriendly mediums of Tipton and Freshitt had issued in crying and red eyelids.
Though Mr Rugg saw plainly there was no preventing this from being done, still the wryness of his face and the uneasiness of his limbs so sorely required the propitiation
of a Protest, that he made one.
This gave him a rakish eccentric air which, now that he had leisure to observe it, charmed Mr Swiveller exceedingly; therefore, by way of propitiation
, he expressed his hope that the gentleman was going to get up, and further that he would never do so any more.
He carried his head on one side, partly in modest depreciation of himself, partly in modest propitiation
of everybody else.
Some were for breaking it up then and there; others would have it dragged to the top of the rock on which the fortress stood, and then thrown down the precipice; while yet others were for letting it remain as an offering and propitiation
for the gods.
Snagsby after prefacing his reply with his cough of general propitiation
, "that I no more know where he came from than I know--"
Now therefore bend thine eare To supplication, heare his sighs though mute; Unskilful with what words to pray, let mee Interpret for him, mee his Advocate And propitiation
, all his works on mee Good or not good ingraft, my Merit those Shall perfet, and for these my Death shall pay.
This ideology made them feel safer and gave them an illusion of propitiation
and power (48-49).
God is recast as a relentless, indifferent taskmaster of fate, who makes no intervention and grants no mercy: "a threatening Providence urged him to a kind of propitiation
which was not simply a doctrinal transaction.
Since the lives of seagoing peoples are fraught with unpredictability, propitiation
of local sea spirits was a traditional means of ensuring good fortune and protection.
It abandoned the politics of great powers striving for hegemony, and opted for a common future that is based on propitiation
, mutual respect and the reconciliation of interests.