What does the word propitiation mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • The act of propitiating.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • That which propitiates.

Usage examples for propitiation

  1. And when two such would meet, They looked at each other with ardent sympathy And, trembling with love and self denial, Kissed each other's brow, And glanced upward Towards the sun- heart of the Savior, Which in glad propitiation irradiated downward Its crimson blood: And thrice they exclaimed, " Praised be Jesus Christ!" – Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  2. She offered herself as a propitiation, as a substitute for Rodney Lanyon, if there was no other way by which he might be saved. – The Flaw in the Crystal by May Sinclair
  3. Perhaps he divined that his lady would not need so much propitiation. – Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories by Robert Herrick