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Soften

v. i.

1) To become soft or softened, or less rude, harsh, severe, or obdurate.

v. t.

1) To make soft or more soft.

2) To render less hard; -- said of matter.

3) To mollify; to make less fierce or intractable.

4) To palliate; to represent as less enormous; as, to soften a fault.

5) To compose; to mitigate; to assuage.

6) To make less harsh, less rude, less offensive, or less violent, or to render of an opposite quality.

7) To make less glaring; to tone down; as, to soften the coloring of a picture.

8) To make tender; to make effeminate; to enervate; as, troops softened by luxury.

9) To make less harsh or grating, or of a quality the opposite; as, to soften the voice.

Examples Sentences for

Soften

1) Marguerite’s gaze rested for an instant on the brilliant, silvery waters; and as she gazed, her heart, which had been numb with pain for all these hours, seemed to Soften and distend, and her eyes filled with hot tears: not three miles away, with white sails set, a graceful schooner lay in wait.
2) But there is another poverty which is want of competence, of all that can Soften the miseries of life, of all that diversify attention, or delight imagination.
3) Marguerite’s gaze rested for an instant on the brilliant, silvery waters; and as she gazed, her heart, which had been numb with pain for all these hours, seemed to Soften and distend, and her eyes filled with hot tears: not three miles away, with white sails set, a graceful schooner lay in wait.
4) Say but that, dear Rose; say but that; and Soften the bitterness of this hard dis408 Oliver Twist appointment!’ ‘If I could have done so, without doing heavy wrong to him I loved,srejoined Rose, I could have—‘ ‘Have received this declaration very differently?ssaid Harry.
5) She was the living spirit of love to Soften and attract; I might have become sullen in my study, through the ardour of my nature, but that she was there to subdue me to a semblance of her own gentleness.
6) The first wave could be a throwaway, a kamikaze attack to Soften us up and evaluate our defenses.
7) I showed her how to take long perfumed baths, Soften her skin with scented oils and ointments, and apply masks of milk and honey.
8) The character of Rooter was added to the story to Soften the emotional blow , and teach Littlefoot and the audience that even after loved ones die , they are always with us in the lessons we have learned from them
9) The matter itself I could not deny, and vain was every endeavour to Soften it.
10) I showed her how to take long perfumed baths, Soften her skin with scented oils and ointments, and apply masks of milk and honey.
11) He had abundantly earned the privilege of intimate discussion of her sister’s disappointment, by the friendly zeal with which he had endeavoured to Soften it, and they always conversed with confidence.
12) But there is another poverty which is want of competence, of all that can Soften the miseries of life, of all that diversify attention, or delight imagination.
13) “If you want to strengthen your faith, you will need to Soften inside.
14) He had abundantly earned the privilege of intimate discussion of her sister’s disappointment, by the friendly zeal with which he had endeavoured to Soften it, and they always conversed with confidence.
15) Then he cocked his head to one side and told me I had to Soften my heart.
16) She was the living spirit of love to Soften and attract; I might have become sullen in my study, through the ardour of my nature, but that she was there to subdue me to a semblance of her own gentleness.
17) Say but that, dear Rose; say but that; and Soften the bitterness of this hard dis408 Oliver Twist appointment!’ ‘If I could have done so, without doing heavy wrong to him I loved,srejoined Rose, I could have—‘ ‘Have received this declaration very differently?ssaid Harry.
18) The first wave could be a throwaway, a kamikaze attack to Soften us up and evaluate our defenses.
19) “If you want to strengthen your faith, you will need to Soften inside.
20) Then he cocked his head to one side and told me I had to Soften my heart.
21) The matter itself I could not deny, and vain was every endeavour to Soften it.