Softening
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Soften.

2. (a. & n.) from Soften.

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Change not Always Improvement.
... woman even, or heroine [47] of any note, would have adventured her shoulders beneath
the hide of such a beast, unless after long softening and smoothening down ...
/.../tertullian/on the pallium/chapter iv change not always improvement.htm

1 Corinthians xi. 26
... in life; business, neighbourhood, pleasure,"the occasions of most of our intercourse
with one another,"have in them nothing solemn or softening: they have ...
/.../arnold/the christian life/lecture xxx 1 corinthians xi.htm

The Acceptable Sacrifice;
... God came to deal with him, he was soon tamed, and his heart became exceeding soft
and tender.' And when alluding to the Lord's voice, in softening the sinner's ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/the acceptable sacrifice.htm

The Tears of the Penitent.
... Every step is narrated without a trace of softening, and without a word of emotion.
Not a single ugly detail is spared. The portraiture is as vivid as ever. ...
/.../maclaren/the life of david/xiii the tears of the penitent.htm

Home-Sympathy.
... heart.". And its softening influence fell, like morning dew, upon the heart
of adamant, melting it into contrition and love. "In ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/philips/the christian home/chapter xiv home-sympathy.htm

The Maritime Itinerant.
... When he preached at Memramcook, "some were deeply affected;" at French village,
he left the people in tears, and the truth had a softening power upon the ...
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The Exordium or Introduction
... severe or easy, the cause should be made to incline toward the side which corresponds
with his disposition, or to admit some mitigation or softening where it ...
/.../kleiser/the training of a public speaker/the exordium or introduction.htm

Passion and Persuasion
... secret of forcibly carrying away the judges, of moving them, as we please, to a
certain disposition of mind, of inflaming them with anger, of softening them to ...
/.../kleiser/the training of a public speaker/passion and persuasion.htm

Letter ii. In My Last Letter I Said that in the Bible There is ...
... I can conceive no softening here which would not nullify the doctrine, and convert
it to a cloud for each man's fancy to shift and shape at will. ...
/.../coleridge/confessions of an inquiring spirit etc/letter ii in my last.htm

Plymouth Services
... He would read them as if they were fairly afire with indignation and wrath; then,
softening his voice, read them again with an infinite pathos, as if they were ...
/.../griswold/sixty years with plymouth church/plymouth services.htm

Thesaurus
Softening (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Soften. 2. (a. & n.) from
Soften. Multi-Version Concordance Softening (1 Occurrence). ...
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Giving (611 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A gift; a benefaction. 4. (n.) The act of softening, breaking, or yielding.
Multi-Version Concordance Giving (611 Occurrences). ...
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Taw (1 Occurrence)
... as the skins of sheep, lambs, goats, and kids, for gloves, and the like, by imbuing
them with alum, salt, and other agents, for softening and bleaching them. ...
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Dainty (7 Occurrences)
... By their associations and their softening effects they are to be abstained from
or indulged in moderately as "deceitful food" by those who would live the ...
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Dainties (14 Occurrences)
... By their associations and their softening effects they are to be abstained from
or indulged in moderately as "deceitful food" by those who would live the ...
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Meats (9 Occurrences)
... By their associations and their softening effects they are to be abstained from
or indulged in moderately as "deceitful food" by those who would live the ...
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Muffler
... 2. (n.) A cushion for terminating or softening a note made by a stringed instrument
with a keyboard. 3. (n.) A kind of mitten or boxing glove, esp. ...
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Soak (1 Occurrence)
... lie in a fluid till the substance has imbibed what it can contain; to macerate in
water or other liquid; to steep, as for the purpose of softening or freshening ...
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Softened (1 Occurrence)

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Concordance
Softening (1 Occurrence)

Psalms 65:10
Watering her ridges abundantly, settling down the furrows thereof, Thou makest her soft with showers; Thou blessest the growth thereof.
(See RSV)

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Giving (611 Occurrences)

Taw (1 Occurrence)

Dainty (7 Occurrences)

Dainties (14 Occurrences)

Meats (9 Occurrences)

Muffler

Soak (1 Occurrence)

Softened (1 Occurrence)

Softer (1 Occurrence)

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