Example sentences for: allay

How can you use “allay” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • On the NYT op-ed page, Senator Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., explains why he abstained from a vote for the first time in his 41-year Senate career: because the Senate didn't debate long enough to allay his doubts about the treaty, but it was too important to vote down.

  • He uses it even more than bona fide Christian-right pols do, as Fred Barnes points out, in order to allay suspicions that he may be moderate or indifferent on social issues.

  • However, the strength of those societies and their essential role in the communities they serve are precisely what should allay fears about the revenue-eroding effect that some argue would plague societies if they converted their traditional subscription-based journals to open access.

  • Le Monde said the German celebrations were conducted "with a certain modesty, as if to allay the fears that a united Germany, not always wrongly, has traditionally provoked in its neighbors."

  • At the same time, the central bank has hiked interest rates continuously to check inflation and allay the fears of Western investors, thus discouraging needed business borrowing.


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