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Reassuringly   /riəʃˈərɪŋli/  /riəʃˈʊrɪŋli/   Listen
Reassuringly

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1.
In a reassuring manner.






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... door opened and a gentleman came out, a little man, boyish in the back, with the eager face of those who live too quickly. But it was not at him that Tommy pointed reassuringly; it was at the monster church key, half of which protruded from his tail pocket and waggled like the hilt ...
— Sentimental Tommy - The Story of His Boyhood • J. M. Barrie

... belts of leather, and they wore caps of cloth with back and ear flaps. They followed one another in single file, walking slowly and yawning as they walked, like men who have been up all night. There was something so reassuringly prosperous and respectable in their bearing that after a moment's hesitation Nunez stood forward as conspicuously as possible upon his rock, and gave vent to a mighty shout ...
— The Door in the Wall And Other Stories • H. G. Wells

... dearie." The old eyes twinkled and the old hand was very gentle as it patted Betty's cheek reassuringly. "I'm always glad to see you and I've told you to come right in any time. I was thinking very hard, I guess, and that's why ...
— The Outdoor Girls at the Hostess House • Laura Lee Hope

... Save your joking till our guests are rested from their journey at least. Frank, you and Dick look up the trunks while Ernest and Sherm help me bring up the wagons. It's all right, dear," he put his arm reassuringly around Gertie, "you shall ride in one of the most comfortable of vehicles if we haven't a carriage to offer you. You mustn't pay any ...
— Chicken Little Jane on the Big John • Lily Munsell Ritchie

... the coat and the papers toward him accusingly and stood there wordless but with visible pain in her dark eyes. peter smiled at her reassuringly. ...
— Her Father's Daughter • Gene Stratton-Porter

... went up. "I'm merely telling what ought to be done, Willie," said Captain Hardy reassuringly, "not what we shall do. We have to guard against observation by persons other than this spy. If the neighbors saw a boy going out of here garbed the way you want Willie fixed up, Roy, they would begin to ...
— The Secret Wireless - or, The Spy Hunt of the Camp Brady Patrol • Lewis E. Theiss

... they hear the first brown thrasher in April advising them to plant their Indian corn, reassuringly calling, "Drop it, drop it - cover it up, cover it up - pull it up, pull it up, pull it up" (Thoreau), they look to the dogwood flowers to confirm the ...
— Wild Flowers, An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and - Their Insect Visitors - - Title: Nature's Garden • Neltje Blanchan

... Allie," said Ned reassuringly. "All we 're going to do is to hide behind that pile of freight boxes over there, and get a good look at him without his knowing it. Then we'll light out for home, and Howard will be there ahead of you, see ...
— In Blue Creek Canon • Anna Chapin Ray

... that lotteries were illegal in England, and that if I returned thither with a lottery-ticket the British Government would throw me into prison. But he was not daunted: "Appuyez-vous sur moi," he replied reassuringly. ...
— Without Prejudice • Israel Zangwill

... go near the dam without me," she said reassuringly. Mrs. van Cannan did not answer, but a quiver, as if of pain, passed over her ...
— Blue Aloes - Stories of South Africa • Cynthia Stockley

... And she felt his big hands close round her two slender ones reassuringly. "Don't ...
— The Moon out of Reach • Margaret Pedler

... courage, the Stray marched upon the scene, rolled into a white roll of paper and girt about with a broad red ribbon sealed upon his back to represent "Diploma." Silently and intent upon his duty he walked straight to the Suckling in her log crib, bent over her, crooned to her reassuringly a second, lifted her in his white arms and backed off behind a tall laurel bush with her nodding in delight over his shoulder. The boy was so beautiful and the little scene so tender that the entire audience ...
— The Heart's Kingdom • Maria Thompson Daviess

... bridge, and the voice of Gazza cried out that the stupid key was at the imbecile club-house, whither he was now going for it, and not to be alarmed. Their voices answered reassuringly, and Gazza was heard growing distant, singing ...
— Lady Baltimore • Owen Wister

... receded from her foreground she felt herself ready to meet any other demand which life might make. Even the immediate one of letting Trenor, as they drove homeward, lean a little nearer and rest his hand reassuringly on hers, cost her only a momentary shiver of reluctance. It was part of the game to make him feel that her appeal had been an uncalculated impulse, provoked by the liking he inspired; and the renewed sense of power in handling ...
— House of Mirth • Edith Wharton

... understood, Betty, I understood, and I dare not tell you how much my opinion has risen because I would say more than would be good for you or for me," I answered reassuringly. ...
— The Touchstone of Fortune • Charles Major

... truth was she had determined not to tell him until she more certainly knew its extent. She shook her head; reassuringly smiled. ...
— Once Aboard The Lugger • Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson

... reassuringly. "My friend, we want only the courtesy of space to which the law entitles us. We have had an unfortunate accident to our astrogation instruments, and we wish to come aboard to compare them ...
— Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet • Harold Leland Goodwin

... goosie, what IS the matter with you? Come," she said, taking the little girl's hand reassuringly in both ...
— Tillie: A Mennonite Maid - A Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch • Helen Reimensnyder Martin

... doubt you will be entirely recovered in a few days at most," said Sir John reassuringly; "you ...
— If Only etc. • Francis Clement Philips and Augustus Harris

... aren't like other people's," rejoined Sara reassuringly. "She runs them just as she runs everything else, on lines of combined perfection and informality! The lunch will be the production of a French chef, and the company a few carefully ...
— The Hermit of Far End • Margaret Pedler

... yo' head-hankcher, Sis Tempy," said Uncle Remus, reassuringly, "en ef dat aint do no good den you kin whirl in en gin ...
— Nights With Uncle Remus - Myths and Legends of the Old Plantation • Joel Chandler Harris

... one," Diane murmured reassuringly. But I noticed that the speaker's animation, which had been as a soul to her beauty when she entered the room, was gone. A strange stillness was it fear of the Vidame? had ...
— The House of the Wolf - A Romance • Stanley Weyman

... listen to my tale of woe. Where was I? Oh, yes, the minute I stepped off the car I realized that I had left my silk umbrella in it. The car started about five seconds before I did. It was a beautiful race. I passed a fat policeman on the corner, and waved my hand reassuringly at him merely to show that I was not fleeing from Justice. Talk about fast running! I actually surprised myself. I caught up with the car just as it was turning that curve on High Street, and floundered into it, puffing like a steam engine. I made one dash past the conductor, ...
— Grace Harlowe's Fourth Year at Overton College • Jessie Graham Flower

... addressed her mistress with a tone of anxiety in her voice, Mrs. Brewster turned her head and smiled reassuringly ...
— Polly and Eleanor • Lillian Elizabeth Roy

... for a cold wind which had sprung up struck an eerie sighing from the somber firs and sent the white mists streaming along the hillside. There was a watery moon in the sky, and when they reached the water's edge Vane fancied that the singer hesitated; but Mrs. Marvin laid her hand on the girl's arm reassuringly, and she got into the canoe. A few minutes later Vane ran the craft alongside the sloop and saw the amazement in Carroll's face by the glow from the cabin skylight. He fancied, however, that his comrade would rise to the occasion, and he helped his ...
— Vane of the Timberlands • Harold Bindloss

... continued, reassuringly; "I'll pick them all up in a moment. You will go with us to ...
— The Lever - A Novel • William Dana Orcutt

... doing something every day of your life," said her mother, reassuringly. "Never think that you don't do anything. Why, it was only this very morning that your father told me that you were his little helper, and that he depended on you to cheer ...
— Five Little Peppers Abroad • Margaret Sidney

... as though he knew that we were discussing him. Suddenly he broke out in agonized accents, his hands clasped, and a face so full of fear that every moment I expected to see him on his knees. But Raffles answered kindly, reassuringly, I could tell from his tone, and then turned to me with ...
— Raffles - Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman • E. W. Hornung

... he should stay dead and possess his crown of glory in Heaven, which was reassuringly remote, and that my mother should stop crying. So I slipped my note into ...
— The Cords of Vanity • James Branch Cabell et al

... no face there; the very thought of Rob Dow raises him before you," Gavin answered reassuringly, though Rob was nearer at that moment than ...
— The Little Minister • J.M. Barrie

... him, but he hoped Mr. Morrow didn't expect great things even of his young friend. His young friend, at this moment, looked at Neil Paraday with an anxious eye, greatly wondering if he were doomed to be ill again; but Paraday's own kind face met his question reassuringly, seemed to say in a glance intelligible enough: "Oh I'm not ill, but I'm scared: get him out of the house as quietly as possible." Getting newspaper-men out of the house was odd business for an emissary of Mr. Pinhorn, and ...
— The Death of the Lion • Henry James

... a suit of clothes could you?" he stuttered. "Just for to-night? I'll send them back. It's all right," he added; reassuringly. "I live near here." ...
— The Red Cross Girl • Richard Harding Davis

... denied. "I am not ill; only startled a little—and very grateful." Instinctively, she moved a little nearer him when Geoffrey handed her the reins again. He bent his head and smiled reassuringly. Millicent was white in the face, and shivered a little—she was also very pretty, and it would have been unkind not to try to comfort her. Whether it was love of power, dislike to her husband, or perhaps something more than this, even the ...
— Thurston of Orchard Valley • Harold Bindloss

... am poor," said Ronald, quietly. "You know I am not rich at all, Sybil dearest. We shall have to be very economical, and live on the place in Scotland. But it is a very pretty place," he added, reassuringly. ...
— An American Politician • F. Marion Crawford

... frightened," said he, smiling at her reassuringly; but his own lips shook and the sweat stood out like dew on him; for they had both been close to death. There came a surge and swirl through the crowd, and Dextry swooped ...
— The Spoilers • Rex Beach

... hurt you,' said Jack, reassuringly, as they looked up gratefully at his cheerful face. 'Lie ...
— Chatterbox, 1906 • Various

... my aunt, ignoring my pertinent question, but glancing at me reassuringly "there is another reason why it would be well for you to come on this cruise with us." She sank her voice. "You met Miss Gascoigne in ...
— The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne • William J. Locke

... time here, Barry," she would say now and then; for at eight o'clock a "grand concert program and distribution of prizes" was scheduled to take place at the town hall, and Sidney was anxious not to miss an instant of it. "Don't worry, I'll get you there!" Barry would answer reassuringly, amused at ...
— The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne • Kathleen Norris

... smothered a laugh and said that was one way of putting it. I clapped him reassuringly on the shoulder and said, "Forget it, sir. I promise to be godly, sober and industrious—but is there any law against enjoying ...
— The Planet Savers • Marion Zimmer Bradley

... reflections, she had been considering Ward Latisan merely as her stricken grandfather's staff of hope, an aid so essential that the Comas had determined to eliminate him. She surveyed him as he stood there in his own and fitting milieu and found him reassuringly stalwart ...
— Joan of Arc of the North Woods • Holman Day

... before they take the warpath," mother observed reassuringly. "He always has. I gave him a whole pound of tea and a blue ribbon the last ...
— Cow-Country • B. M. Bower

... Ruth Lansing sat in court in the front seats just to the right of him. From time to time he turned to smile reassuringly at them with a confidence that he was far from feeling. His mother smiled back through glistening grey eyes, all the while marking with a twinge at her heart the great sharp lines that were cutting deep into the big boyish face of her son. ...
— The Shepherd of the North • Richard Aumerle Maher

... pantry and started heating water for the dishes that she had explained reassuringly to Ted they were leaving for Elizabeth. There was no need at all of Elizabeth's knowing any more than ...
— Young People's Pride • Stephen Vincent Benet

... business. Christ wouldn't run a peanut stand to support the church, ner pave a sinner's way to Heaven with pop-corn balls and molasses candy—" A half smothered cough came from the next room and everybody started. "Oh, it's only Charlie. He's got some work to do to-night," said the old man, reassuringly. ...
— That Printer of Udell's • Harold Bell Wright

... fighter pilot, lay collapsed in his couch, exhibiting somewhat less ambition than a sack of meal. He relaxed to the gentle massage of his gee-suit. The oxygen control winked reassuringly at him as it maintained a steady flow. The cabin temperature soared, but he was aware of it only from a glance at a thermometer; the air conditioning in his suit automatically stepped up its pace to keep him comfortable. He reflected that this might not be so bad after all. ...
— Pushbutton War • Joseph P. Martino

... up this shell stuff!" he declared. "It's my meat, and I've trimmed every tinhorn that ever came to my town. There's three hundred dollars; you cover it, and you cover this boy's bet, too." The fellow winked reassuringly at Phillips. "You heard him say the sky was his limit, didn't you? Well, let's see how high the ...
— The Winds of Chance • Rex Beach

... they were both so heavily powdered that their complexions were almost blue. All the men explained to them at once. The younger answered gayly; the older listened with entire placidity. But when the account was finished, she reached out to pat Nan's hand, and to smile reassuringly. ...
— The Gray Dawn • Stewart Edward White

... blocks more." I tried to speak reassuringly. Then I ventured on something which I had wanted to do ever since we left the tavern, but which my mother-in-law's dislike of being aided ...
— Revelations of a Wife - The Story of a Honeymoon • Adele Garrison

... and rights away, and not at all of getting rid of them; and I think you will see that the Ausfuehrung of the Unity will be an impossibility, at least in the sense they propose at Frankfort. The Archduke John has spoken very reassuringly both to Ernest and the Duke of Meiningen, and the attachment in many of those smaller principalities is still extremely great, and I am sure they will never consent to being ausgewischt. Coburg, for instance, on the occasion of the suppression ...
— The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853 • Queen Victoria

... don't mean to tell us you meant—to appropriate them, Julian? You don't mean that!" Louis spoke reassuringly, good-naturedly, and ...
— The Price of Love • Arnold Bennett

... rose to his feet with an elasticity and snap denoting decision. His wife standing close by laid hand upon his arm. He turned to meet her frightened questioning look. He spoke reassuringly. "Don't be afraid. Such things so near the suzerain's honoured dwelling are not to be permitted. This Saburo[u]zaemon goes to learn the facts as to this suspicious house. The samurai has no fear of apparitions; and less of thieves, ...
— Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) - Tales of the Tokugawa, Volume 2 (of 2) • James S. De Benneville

... reassuringly. "I am going to introduce you to Fischko right away as Ury Shemansky, provided he ain't so shikker when I get back that he wouldn't recognize you ...
— Elkan Lubliner, American • Montague Glass

... Major Quillan said reassuringly from the end of the table. "I would have warned you, but it stopped when it got as far as it is now. That was ...
— Legacy • James H Schmitz

... reassuringly and backed him several paces. He was quick to grasp her desire and eager to fall in with it. She felt him bracing himself under her, and she laughed in sheer delight as she set him ...
— The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories • Ethel M. Dell

... her," said Miss Dolly reassuringly. "It's the money, you know. He hadn't a farthing of his own. Now he'll ...
— Dolly Dialogues • Anthony Hope

... close to him, standing near the dead man and woman. The girl slipped her hand into Longman's reassuringly, as she asked the ...
— Tess of the Storm Country • Grace Miller White

... at all, Miss," answered Mrs. Larry reassuringly. "Do you think I'd tell him what the party was for? What does the poor man know about christenings? and him, God help him, a haythen of a Jew. Make your mind easy, Miss; it'll just be a party to him. ...
— Little Citizens • Myra Kelly

... he explained. The Reds, with an enthusiasm undoubtedly genuine, raised their rifles, and the calm of the Indian summer was shattered by two sharp reports. Lathrop, looking back over his shoulder, waved one hand reassuringly. ...
— Once Upon A Time • Richard Harding Davis

... about that later on," said the other, smiling reassuringly, and at the same time putting her arm about the girl; "there is no hurry, my love, and no one has the least thought of asking you to do what you do not want to do. But a chance like this does not come often to any girl, my dear. Mr. Harrison is in ...
— King Midas • Upton Sinclair

... increased. A new and scaring thought occurred to him. Suppose she wanted her liberty to marry this fellow! Well, if she did, she couldn't have it. He had not married her for that. The image of Prosper Profond dawdled before him reassuringly. Not a marrying man! No, no! Anger replaced that momentary scare. 'He had better not come my way,' he thought. The mongrel represented—-! But what did Prosper Profond represent? Nothing that mattered surely. And yet something real enough in the world—unmorality let off its chain, ...
— Forsyte Saga • John Galsworthy

... before. We're a strong love people down here—we claim our own!" A note in his voice brought Andrew to his senses. He let her hands slip from his and went around the table and sat down opposite to her. "And so you ran away and hid?" He smiled at her reassuringly. ...
— Andrew the Glad • Maria Thompson Daviess

... I remember quite well!" Mrs. May smiled reassuringly, for the poor little thing was certainly terrified and ill at ease as well as tired. Angela sprang to the conclusion that the young woman was in money difficulties, and having remembered the loan of the sitting-room at Santa Barbara had somehow found her way to Tahoe in the hope of getting help. ...
— The Port of Adventure • Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson

... a heap livelier than they look to be, Sister Jane," said the Squire reassuringly. "Little as she was, I lay Billy Carew's wife ...
— Mingo - And Other Sketches in Black and White • Joel Chandler Harris

... right now—the heat and unusual excitement," he answered reassuringly. "Don't try to do anything ...
— A Husband by Proxy • Jack Steele

... not tell any one about it to-day," he said reassuringly, "because of the affliction which has come upon your family. But we had better go to Mrs. Garman, and ask her blessing. ...
— Garman and Worse - A Norwegian Novel • Alexander Lange Kielland

... gracious to Hamil on account of his aunt, his profession, and himself. Also her instinct was to be nice to everybody. As hostess she had but a moment to accord him, but during that moment she contrived to speak reassuringly of the Suydam genealogy, the art of landscape architecture, and impart a little special knowledge from her inexhaustible reserve, informing him that the name of her villa, Tsa-na Lah-ni, was Seminole, and meant "Yellow Butterfly." And then she passed him sweetly along into a crush of bright-eyed ...
— The Firing Line • Robert W. Chambers

... tragedy had shocked her. She reeled and the world swam dizzily before her. Again she saw Ferguson dart forward, but she steadied herself and smiled reassuringly. ...
— The Two-Gun Man • Charles Alden Seltzer

... reassuringly. He had but to look at her and review her history to think his cousin Willoughby punished by just retribution. Indeed, for any maltreatment of the dear boy Love by man or by woman, coming under your cognizance, you, if you be of common soundness, shall behold ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... who have preached for the last three years that the end of the world is near. The time has been set for next week. Yet the Bible does say that no man knoweth the day nor the hour. I do not believe in these predictions," and she smiled reassuringly. "I think we can all count on Thanksgiving and a merry Christmas as well as a happy New Year. I want you all to be kind to each other, and when Hester is disappointed next week, to refrain from teasing her. If you think for a moment, you will find it very easy to believe ...
— A Little Girl in Old New York • Amanda Millie Douglas

... you need fear nothing," Mr. Cutler returned, reassuringly; "you shall have my protection, and should Mr. Hamblin make his appearance before we sail and try to create a disturbance, we will just hand the young man over to the authorities. The only thing I regret in connection with him," the gentleman concluded, ...
— True Love's Reward • Mrs. Georgie Sheldon

... laughter followed. In the midst of his rage and mortification Mr. Clinch fancied he saw a shade of pain and annoyance flit across the face of the maiden. He was puzzled, but pressed her hand, in spite of his late experiences, reassuringly. She made a gesture of silence to him, and then ...
— The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories • Bret Harte

... were most anxious for her well-being. The island housewife produced another dish, smiled reassuringly, and said, "Manioc—bom," repeating the phrase several times. The compound looked appetizing, and Iris ate a little. She discovered at once that it was tapioca, but her new acquaintance suggested "cassava" as an alternative. ...
— The Stowaway Girl • Louis Tracy

... and Bart said through a catch of breath. "Quite an achievement." His badge still looked reassuringly yellow. ...
— The Colors of Space • Marion Zimmer Bradley

... not coming back—not for a month or more," he replied reassuringly. "But if I'm to help you, I've got to know something more about him, and for Beth's sake you've got to help me." And then quietly, "Mrs. Bergen, was this man who came to the kitchen door, ...
— The Vagrant Duke • George Gibbs

... reassuringly. "I won't touch you, M'rice. I made up with you yesterday afternoon—don't you remember? You're ...
— Penrod • Booth Tarkington

... there is of it," said Evelyn, reassuringly, to herself, although at the same time she felt uneasiness enough to send her out into the hall to a gable window over the porch, which commanded a view of the camp. Nothing stirring was to be seen, except the ...
— The Second Violin • Grace S. Richmond

... the general's wife reassuringly. Rita had hardly strength to nod assent. All the same, the healthy snoring of a living man comforted her. Without moving from where she stood, the maid tremblingly drew her woolen shawl closer about her, trying to see the sofa on ...
— The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII., Mystery Tales • Various

... and despondent that he replied reassuringly: "Perhaps it would be better that I should find another hiding-place for you, until I can dispose of that carcass, so that it will not draw dogs after the wolves, and men after them. Besides, your friend the sheriff will probably remember ...
— Frontier Stories • Bret Harte

... right," said Miss Jennie, reassuringly. "I have just driven from the office of the Daily Bugle. Mr. ...
— Jennie Baxter, Journalist • Robert Barr

... turn overheard from behind the hedge, and if he had pitied Margaret before, his pity increased tenfold, when by a series of skilfully put questions he had drawn from her a description of her daily life. But he smiled reassuringly at her as he bade her good-bye, and promised to send her a prescription that he ...
— The Rebellion of Margaret • Geraldine Mockler

... back," said the radio, while the government speaker tried, for the benefit of those who could see him, to smile reassuringly. "But there is nothing to cause anyone the slightest concern. He has seen Moyen, yes, and has heard him speak, but still there is nothing to distress anyone, and the whole story will be given to you as soon as possible. Kleig has gone into the ...
— Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 • Various

... reassuringly. "We came up by car. And I had my umbrella. And it only began to rain in earnest just as we got to ...
— Hilda Lessways • Arnold Bennett

... catch us, dear," Elsie said, reassuringly, though she was not feeling very easy about it herself. It was only now that she began really to feel what a terrible time they had lived through in those last two days, and what unknown horrors they had escaped from. Duncan's ...
— Little Folks (Septemeber 1884) - A Magazine for the Young • Various

... about that," responded his man-servant, reassuringly. "Old Doc. Williams uster say he'd make kindlin' wood o' me, when I didn't hustle round, but it never fizzed on me." He hung himself over the window-sill with a sigh of satisfaction, and gazed ...
— Treasure Valley • Marian Keith

... Ralston's hand clasped hers reassuringly. "Never think that for a moment! From the very first day I saw you I have wanted to have you to ...
— The Lamp in the Desert • Ethel M. Dell

... want it to be hard for you to tell me anything, Amarilly," he said reassuringly. "Suppose you show me that you trust me by telling me ...
— Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley • Belle K. Maniates

... dim light she could see the three Italians grappling with the other men. Baskinelli's voice called to her reassuringly. It might well. Baskinelli was ...
— The Perils of Pauline • Charles Goddard

... and ran away followed by the laughter of the soldiery. Evidently there was yet hope. When they come to see the cross, and the nails, then they will understand, and then.... What then? He catches sight of the panic-stricken Thomas in passing, and for some reason or other reassuringly nods to him; he overtakes Jesus being led to execution. The walking is difficult, small stones roll under the feet, and suddenly Judas feels that he is tired. He gives himself up wholly to the trouble ...
— The Crushed Flower and Other Stories • Leonid Andreyev

... Count von Herzmann smiled reassuringly. "Fool's errand, Herr Hauptmann?" he responded in German. "Is there anything more precious to our cause than to learn just now where this next blow is to be struck? For the past ten days all of our secret operatives have sent us conflicting reports. The English and the French are too ...
— Aces Up • Covington Clarke

... watching the friendly game. He was beginning to fear that he must leave the Treasurer alone and take some precautions outside. But he would have to be separated for some time from his ally, cut off from giving him any hints. Once the Treasurer looked at him, and he immediately winked reassuringly, but the Treasurer failed to respond. Hewley might be able to wink after everything was over, but he could not find it in his serious heart to do so now. He was wondering what would happen if this game should last till noon with the company in its present mood. Noon was the time fixed for paying ...
— Red Men and White • Owen Wister

... scared!" she said reassuringly. "I can see the horse now. It's the old bay from Falla. Sit up and you'll see it, too." Slipping her hand under Jan's neck she raised him to a sitting posture. Through the elder bushes at the edge ...
— The Emperor of Portugalia • Selma Lagerlof

... Ida, and noticed that her face was very weary and a trifle gray, but she smiled at him reassuringly; and they floundered on until the wall of rock pushed them right out to the edge of the declivity. They clung to it here and there with their hands while they felt for a foothold among the banks of gravel. Suddenly, Ida slipped and clutched at Weston. Her hand fell upon the package ...
— The Gold Trail • Harold Bindloss

... was quite dark when his rescuer spoke again. "I think the last log has floated out of the booming ground. I'll swim ashore with you now, as soon as I can shuck my boots and mackinaw." A few minutes later he cried reassuringly, "All set, old-timer," and slid into the water beside The Laird. "Relax yourself and do not struggle." His hands came up around old Hector's jaws from the rear. "Let go," he commanded, and the hard tow commenced. It was all footwork and their progress ...
— Kindred of the Dust • Peter B. Kyne

... nodded gravely. "They will make no attempt on your life, Mr. Edestone," he added reassuringly, "except as a last resort; but they are determined to have your secret. They prefer to get it with your co-operation and assent. If not, they want it anyhow. Finally, they stand ready to accomplish its destruction and your own rather than permit ...
— L. P. M. - The End of the Great War • J. Stewart Barney

... suppose we have to miss things at one end or the other. Perhaps you are as well satisfied with your own doings, now, as you'd have been with a farm," said Mrs. Ericson reassuringly. ...
— A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays • Willa Cather

... engaged to you as to him," I said reassuringly, and that was all that passed between us on that subject. He energetically confined our conversation to the lovely odour from the lucerne fields we were passing on the river-bank, but I was not surprised ...
— Some Everyday Folk and Dawn • Miles Franklin

... light uncertain, and a handful of wind frolicked across the range in a way quite disturbing to a bowman's nerves. His eyes wandered for a brief moment to the box wherein sat the dark-eyed girl. His heart leaped! she met his glance and smiled at him reassuringly. And in that moment he felt that she knew him despite his disguise and looked to him to keep the honor of old Sherwood. He drew his bow firmly and, taking advantage of a momentary lull in the breeze, launched the arrow straight and true-singing across ...
— Robin Hood • J. Walker McSpadden

... time she had called me 'Jack,' and I needed no second invitation. I proceeded to save her, in the usual way, by holding her to my heart and kissing her lovely hair reassuringly as I murmured: ...
— A Cathedral Courtship • Kate Douglas Wiggin

... in here," I said reassuringly, "after she has once brought in the lamp. I am supposed to be working, and must not ...
— The Lowest Rung - Together with The Hand on the Latch, St. Luke's Summer and The Understudy • Mary Cholmondeley

... but another twenty," Hobotov said reassuringly. "It's all right, all right, colleague; don't lose heart. . . . Don't ...
— The Horse-Stealers and Other Stories • Anton Chekhov

... long," Gardner said, reassuringly. "Like his namesake, Monte Cristo, the world is his just now and ...
— Brewster's Millions • George Barr McCutcheon

... quietly, reassuringly. "Get cool. Tell me how Lisetta looks and is dressed, and if we can not find her here, I will take you ...
— Mae Madden • Mary Murdoch Mason

... as reassuringly as he could, but as she sat nervously before us, I could see that she was in ...
— The Dream Doctor • Arthur B. Reeve

... hall the manservant waited, and Anstice, pitying his evident anxiety, spoke reassuringly to him as he took his coat. "Your mistress is much better now—with a little care she will soon ...
— Afterwards • Kathlyn Rhodes

... a rapid glance at the constable. Sapt nodded reassuringly. Bernenstein sheathed his sword and gave his arm to the king. They passed through the door, and Bernenstein closed it with a backward push of his hand. But at this moment Rischenheim, goaded to fury and desperate at the ...
— Rupert of Hentzau - From The Memoirs of Fritz Von Tarlenheim: The Sequel to - The Prisoner of Zenda • Anthony Hope

... steaks ever tasted," came reassuringly from the Captain. "The ones growing on a chestnut stump are always the sweetest, but the chestnut trees are disappearing so fast that soon we will have ...
— Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks • Lillian Elizabeth Roy

... semi-darkness of the carriage Phoebe looked at David. The appealing wistfulness of her face touched him. He patted her arm reassuringly and whispered to her, "Don't you worry. It'll come out all right. ...
— Patchwork - A Story of 'The Plain People' • Anna Balmer Myers

... a cold fire. He worked his hands free, patted hers reassuringly, and gently pushed ...
— Square Deal Sanderson • Charles Alden Seltzer

... He smiled reassuringly and turned to the old chieftain. "I am Carruthers, a friend and assistant to Dahlgren. The girl here ...
— Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930 • Various

... you, my dear," answered the major, reassuringly. "It is only a token of some jollification among our Indian friends: a war dance, or a scalp dance, or the advent among them of a new lot of wretched captives, or something of that kind. I remember Truman mentioning, more than a week ago, that another war party had gone ...
— At War with Pontiac - The Totem of the Bear • Kirk Munroe and J. Finnemore

... alarmed, Miss Dexie; I am not so bad as I look," he said, reassuringly, as Dexie started at the sight of his bandaged head and splintered arm. "I have an ugly scalp wound, and that makes the bandages necessary, and my broken arm is nothing. Now, be brave," he said, as they stopped before the door of the house where her father had been taken. ...
— Miss Dexie - A Romance of the Provinces • Stanford Eveleth

... said softly and reassuringly; "I'm Dan Kerry, son of Chief Inspector Kerry. Can I be of ...
— Tales of Chinatown • Sax Rohmer

... in the "dull cold marble" of an orthodox sobriety, how shall we make merry our souls? Mr. George Radford, who enriched the first volume of "Obiter dicta" with such a loving study of the fat-witted old knight, tells us reassuringly that by laughter man is distinguished from the beasts, though the cares and sorrows of life have all but deprived him of this elevating grace and degraded him into a brutal solemnity. Then comes along a rare genius like Falstaff, who restores the power ...
— Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor • Thomas L. Masson (Editor)

... the trouble is," Mrs. Hunter tried to say reassuringly. "In the morning you will be your own true, brave ...
— The Earth Trembled • E.P. Roe

... he said reassuringly. "I want you to tell me what's wrong here." He shook her, gently, and she opened her eyes and looked at him dazedly. Then, as she seemed to recognize him, to become convinced that it was really Lawler whom she had seen in the doorway, ...
— The Trail Horde • Charles Alden Seltzer

... to do after that." Julia smiled reassuringly. "I'm working on a plan to lay out the entire island. That will take years and years and years. Even then you'll ...
— Angel Island • Inez Haynes Gillmore

... says he does think so, reassuringly. "It has always struck me as peculiar," says he, "that Tim's family ... I beg pardon—I should have said the Earl's. But you see I remember him as a kid—we are cousins, you know—and his sisters always called him Tim.... ...
— When Ghost Meets Ghost • William Frend De Morgan

... believe it for an instant," said the woman reassuringly. "'No—after Madame's goodness I held myself wholly at the disposition of Madame. But when the day appointed passed itself without your visit, I said to myself: 'The little affaire has ceased to interest this lady; she is weary of it!' My grateful heart found itself free ...
— The Incomplete Amorist • E. Nesbit

... lady," said Pasquale reassuringly. "He has only fainted. I left him on the bench, but you see he must have tried to get up to feed ...
— Marietta - A Maid of Venice • F. Marion Crawford

... said reassuringly; "don't you worry, Leila. I've confidence in you, little girl! You've got me out of sticky messes before, eh? Well, we've ...
— The Fighting Chance • Robert W. Chambers

... roosters', but there was no bombast in its plaint, just a mournfulness of endearment, a touch of tears at the silence and delay. After a little the other came and all the mournfulness went out of the tone. Instead there was cooing in its quality as the two talked reassuringly a moment. The first call is of six or eight notes that start high and tremulo down the owl's diatonic scale to a low one that has a round, flute-like quality though the whole sounds as if it were made somewhere else and were merely ...
— Old Plymouth Trails • Winthrop Packard

... Mr. Harrod look up the record of James Higgins, who was applying for enlistment in the Mechanical Department of the Motor Corps? There was some delay—Mr. Harrod was talking—while Jimmie sat, decidedly nervous; but it was all right apparently—the sergeant hung up the receiver, and remarked reassuringly, "He says you're just a dub. He told me to congratulate you on having ...
— Jimmie Higgins • Upton Sinclair

... the stranger laughed reassuringly. "There are others on the floor who are also friends of Our Mutual Friend. Here: what you'd better do is attack the Paratime Police, especially Tortha Karf and Verkan Vall. Accuse them of negligence and incompetence, and, by implication, of collusion, ...
— Time Crime • H. Beam Piper

... from off his arm and left his horse free to crop the grass. "He will be safe," he said reassuringly, "he will not go far from me. Peter is more dependable than the ...
— Anxious Audrey • Mabel Quiller-Couch

... he patted the hand in his reassuringly; he tried his best to pat it in the old, big-brother way. "You've had an awfully trying day—most women would be in their rooms having ...
— The Primrose Ring • Ruth Sawyer

... form and content alike, there was something reassuringly familiar in the lines of inane symbols. And they were all that stood between him and the approaching tidal wave of night, and beyond the night, the winter with ...
— In the Control Tower • Will Mohler

... stage," said Nevill reassuringly, Miss Ray having already broken this hard fact to the Scotch ...
— The Golden Silence • C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

... he intended to do, he didn't do it, and he'll never come back to try it again. He will steer clear of this house," he said, reassuringly ...
— Castle Craneycrow • George Barr McCutcheon

... as he wrapped the robe about his master's knees. "Did you ever heah tell er sech doin's!" then, as he mounted the box, he leaned down and called out reassuringly, "Don' you min', Ole Marster, we'll des loose de dawgs on 'em, dat's w'at we'll do," and they rolled off indignantly, leaving the Governor half angry and half apologetic upon ...
— The Battle Ground • Ellen Glasgow

... worry a bit, Vivian," Virginia said, reassuringly, as she urged Pedro up the steep trail. "We'd just as soon ride back as not, and I wouldn't have you lose the watch for the world. Of course the ranger would keep it safe for us, but there's no knowing when we could get ...
— Virginia of Elk Creek Valley • Mary Ellen Chase

... said Joanna with mild, rebuking kindness, "you needn't be so upset. I don't think Mickey's so attached to it as all that, and anyhow I'm not going to throw it away." She patted Juli reassuringly on the shoulder, then gave Mickey a little shove toward the door and turned to follow him. "You'll want to talk alone before Race leaves. Good luck, wherever you're going, Race." She held out her ...
— The Door Through Space • Marion Zimmer Bradley



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