smooth away

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w>smooth away

vt sepglätten; (fig) fearsbesänftigen
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I had undertaken, with my companion, to see it out, and I was under a charm, apparently, that could smooth away the extent and the far and difficult connections of such an effort.
"Marianne can never keep long from that instrument you know, ma'am," said Elinor, endeavouring to smooth away the offence; "and I do not much wonder at it; for it is the very best toned piano-forte I ever heard."
Miss Temple passed her handkerchief over her lips, as if to smooth away the involuntary smile that curled them; she gave the order, however, and when the first class could take in what was required of them, they obeyed.
They gazed at one another, and fancied that some magic power had really begun to smooth away the deep and sad inscriptions which Father Time had been so long engraving on their brows.
Wish and learn to smooth away the surly wrinkles, to raise your lids frankly, and change the fiends to confident, innocent angels, suspecting and doubting nothing, and always seeing friends where they are not sure of foes.
"If you suffer from a lack of sleep you will love an enriched eye cream - eyes often show the first signs of aging and using a vitamin C cream will smooth away fine lines and dark circles.
Time had left the baboon's backside a wrinkled wreck, with Eric required to smooth away the passing of the years.
The product I am most interested in is Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder because it claims to smooth away the appearance of wrinkles, unlike other powders which can emphasize them.
Formartine United found the going far from smooth away to Lossiemouth but won 4-2 thanks to goals from Graeme Rodger, Jevan Anderson, Stuart Smith and Andrew Greig.
"Its ability to smooth away dry, cracked skin and leave feet baby-soft in just a couple of weeks is a dream.
A car maker has produced an affordable car that majors on comfort, won't set a lap record round a race track and is not - ever - described as 'sporty.' The suspension has 20 patents applied for and has one aim in life - to smooth away the bumpy horrors beneath the tyres.