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When they did they spoke in unusually conciliatory tones. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He is likely to offer a more conciliatory tone. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The players were in conciliatory mood last night. The Sun (2015)Republicans offered little in the way of conciliatory gestures. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Ministers have made conciliatory gestures to the unions over public sector reform. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He has successfully branded himself by a series of conciliatory gestures as the man eager to reach out. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But he did not adopt a conciliatory tone and was determined to put an end to their demands and threats of stoppages. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When there are problems, there is now a more conciliatory tone. The Sun (2006)On Friday he struck a more conciliatory tone. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The mood was generally conciliatory, but some flashes of emotion came through. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But he has also sought to strike a conciliatory note, gaining the respect of many. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Perhaps he was too amiable, too diffident and conciliatory in his approach. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Another officer tries a more conciliatory approach: 'So is anyone going to tell me what actually happened? Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the famously combative president also struck a rare conciliatory note following his victory, as he appeared to recognise the opposition's growing power. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The judges say that couples should have a conciliatory approach, but that is at odds with the law, which demands lists of unreasonable behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yesterday he was in a more conciliatory mood having worked out that his previous image as Mr G was not doing him any favours. The Sun (2014)
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British English: conciliatory ADJECTIVE
When you are conciliatory in your actions or behaviour, you show that you are willing to end a disagreement with someone.
The next time he spoke he used a more conciliatory tone.
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