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Adv.1.placatingly - in a placating manner; "Jenny smiled placatingly"
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He whined placatingly, squirmed and wriggled to show his good will and intentions, and even ventured, as a bribe for peace, to lick Buck's face with his warm wet tongue.
An outpouring of extensive apologies has been heaped placatingly on bitterly disappointed Lewis Hamilton's shoulders after his Mercedes team's abject blunders that gifted a victory to main rival Sebastian Vettel in the Formula One season opener in Australia.
"Okay," he says, almost placatingly. "I won't do it again." I hold his gaze for a second longer than is comfortable, his eyes dripping remorse, mine full of fire.