Definition of Softens

1. Verb. (third-person singular of soften) ¹



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Definition of Softens

1. soften [v] - See also: soften

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Softens

softcover
softcovered
softcovers
softed
soften
soften up
softened
softened up
softener
softeners
softening
softening up
softeningly
softens (current term)
softens up
softer
softest
softgoods
softhanded
softhead
softheaded
softheadedly
softheadedness
softheads
softhearted
softheartedly
softheartedness
softie

Literary usage of Softens

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"The novelist, however, softens the historian's verdict by bestowing in the last scene a semblance of manhood and courage upon the fallen Emperor. ..."

2. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll by Robert Green Ingersoll (1900)
"The heart hardens and the brain softens. The energies of man are wasted in a vain effort to secure the protection of the supernatural. ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"The next operation is to place the pipe in the rest, and apply the thumb so as to close the opening at the blowing end, the heat of the furnace soon softens ..."

4. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1869)
"A Bohemian green glass tube softens at 769°, and becomes liquid at 1052° ; pure limestone loses its carbonic acid by heating for several hours at ..."

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