SOFTEN


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AcronymDefinition
SOFTENSmile, Open Posture, Forward Lean, Touch, Eye Contact, and Nod (positive body language mnemonic)
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After a short absence (during which he could be heard to speak in a softened soothing tone) he returned, bearing in his hand a lamp.
He softened again at sight of these two friends, and, laying aside the angry manner--if to anything so feeble and so sad the term can be applied--in which he had spoken when the door opened, resumed his former seat, and subsided, by little and little into the old action, and the old, dull, wandering sound.
"You did then," said Elinor, a little softened, "believe yourself at one time attached to her?"
Elinor's heart, which had undergone many changes in the course of this extraordinary conversation, was now softened again;--yet she felt it her duty to check such ideas in her companion as the last.
At the word widow , pronounced by Pelisson whilst Fouquet was still alive, the king turned very pale; - his pride disappeared; pity rose from his heart to his lips; he cast a softened look upon the men who knelt sobbing at his feet.
The fierce eyes, the hard voice, softened under Crayford's influence.
In a softened tone she declared herself not at all offended; but he continued to apologise for about a quarter of an hour.
And then the old memories rushed back again, but softened and subdued, and soothing him as he let himself be carried away by them.
Where better could we leave him than at the altar before which he had first caught a glimpse of the glory of his birthright, and felt the drawing of the bond which links all living souls together in one brotherhood--at the grave beneath the altar of him who had opened his eyes to see that glory, and softened his heart till it could feel that bond?
And directly she had said this, her face suddenly softened. Anna lifted the wasted, thin hand of Dolly, kissed it and said:
But as though of set design, each time she was softened she began to speak again of what exasperated her.
All her wildness and passion had subsided; but, though softened, she was not in tears.