Phrases with the verb "to satisfy"

Examples of verb "to satisfy" in the Conditional Tense

Satisfy (Conditional)

To have let the world see how noble a Countess I could find for it—that would have satisfied me.

And sure enough at that instant the Bad One called out to his servant, ‘You did not bring food that would satisfy a sparrow Fetch some more at once, for I am perfectly starving.

One year’s income of his would satisfy a man I know, very well, and yet I am talking of him apologetically.

These excuses, of course, would not satisfy us.

On such occasions a man is rarely just to himself, and the intensity of my self-abasement would have satisfied my worst enemy.

A completer knowledge of them would satisfy any one that he had as little real disposition to kill a king as to kill a mouse.

Nothing short of her doing so would have been deemed by Norman fitting mention of Tudor’s sin; nothing else would have satisfied the fury of his wrath.

He begged therefore that, if such humble (though, as he added, clean and comfortable) lodgings would satisfy me, I would take his place.

The simple celerity of the funeral would have satisfied even Samuel, whose tremendous self-esteem hid itself so effectually behind such externals that nobody had ever fully perceived it.

If the Whigs got a majority and introduced an Emancipation Bill, he would have satisfied his constituents by formally opposing the measure and would not have gone beyond this.

Examples of verb "to satisfy" in the Perfect Tense

Satisfy (Perfect)

She saw what might have satisfied but did not.

When the receipts from your estates have satisfied my demands, they shall again be yours.

His own powers were such as might have satisfied him with conscious excellence.

It is the consultation of encyclopedias by which most people have satisfied their need of an explanation of the sexual mystery when obsessed by the curiosity of puberty.

This suggestion awakened his hopes, which were however quickly destroyed; for he remembered that the only persons who could have satisfied his doubts, were now gone beyond the power of recall.

Both these great writers have satisfied the readers of their own pages; but both have done infinite harm by creating a school of imitators.

The answer of Fouquet to Louvois must have satisfied Louis that Dauger had not imparted his secret to the other valet, La Riviere, for Fouquet was now allowed a great deal of liberty.

Let her dish — by that time she is dished, we shall he in — and have satisfied our curiosity, I hope,” added she, turning to her brother-in-law.

That night, Madame Pratolungo, I suffered pangs of self-reproach and remorse which would even have satisfied you.

I shall only reply to you when you have satisfied me of your right to question me.

Examples of verb "to satisfy" in the Pluperfect Tense

Satisfy (Pluperfect)

He had been to the vestry of St. Columb Major, and had satisfied himself that he was misled by no false report.

The sob had satisfied itself, and Romola raised her head.

At night-time he vowed, that as far as nature permitted it, he had satisfied the squire—‘completely satisfied him, I mean,’ he said, to give me sound sleep.

In the meantime he occupied himself in looking out for a new engagement Plenty were to be had, but he aimed at something better than had satisfied him hitherto.

When he had looked up, and had satisfied himself of the exact connection between the hands and the line communicating with the alarm-bell outside, his duty was done.

Every now and again they had a glimpse of some one of their party, which had satisfied Katie that they were not lost.

His mother had satisfied her hunger elsewhere; though he did not know that it was the rest of the lynx litter that had gone to satisfy her.

So as soon as they had satisfied themselves of the fact, they departed, and came out together into the clear morning air.

His mother had satisfied her hunger elsewhere; though he did not know that it was the rest of the lynx litter that had gone to satisfy her.

When Luigi’s posture had satisfied him, he turned and went off at great strides.

Examples of verb "to satisfy" in the Present Tense

Satisfy (Present)

The idea of seeing the sea — of being near it — watching its changes by sunrise, sunset, moonlight, and noon-day — in calm, perhaps in storm — fills and satisfies my mind.

He cannot be a naturalist, until he satisfies all the demands of the spirit.

She brings to light several beautiful chemises and an amazing pajama but this does not satisfy her — she goes out.

In certain violent situations instinct satisfies itself, according to its requirements, unconsciously.

It may be envy, it may be worship, doubtless it is a mixture of both — and it does not satisfy its thirst with one view, or even noticeably diminish it.

But I will not object to his visit, if it satisfies you that, since I should die under the hands of the doctors, I may be permitted to indulge my own whim in placing my hopes in a Dervish. Yet stay.

They had said little; and they said little now, as is the way of the strong amongst us when an act is to be performed which wrings the heart but satisfies the conscience.

I tell you how a man really does act — as did Fielding with Tom Jones — but it does not satisfy you.

I therefore repeat, that the case you have supposed does not satisfy my judgment.

I have made a life for myself that satisfies me—and now you come to undo everything.

Examples of verb "to satisfy" in the Future Tense

Satisfy (Future)

The inclosed letter of introduction will satisfy you that I am incapable of employing your experience in a manner unbecoming to you, or to myself.

I will give you seventy, or even eighty pounds a year, if that will satisfy Captain Palliser.’ ‘No, no, dear Aunt Betsy. Thank God, my father is not that kind of man.

For where other thoughts are content to remain abstract, nothing will satisfy this one but to put on flesh and blood, mantilla and petticoats, hose and jerkin.

I presume it will be easily granted me, that there are such ideas in men’s minds: every one is conscious of them in himself; and men’s words and actions will satisfy him that they are in others.

But nothing will satisfy your greed.

I am in some hopes that this Sydney journey will satisfy his wandering propensities for the present, and that we may keep him at home.

If I should not have time to add more, this short letter will satisfy you for to-day.

If moonlight and water will satisfy you, look yonder.

Renzo, we grieve to say, swallowed another glass, and continued: ‘I will give you a reason, my dear landlord, which will satisfy you.

The sight of my handwriting will remind you of my devotion to your interests in the past, and will satisfy you that I am to be trusted in the service that I now offer to my good sister-friend.

Examples of verb "to satisfy" in the Imperfect Tense

Satisfy (Imperfect)

The sound of her step alarmed the count, who, apprehensive lest his conversation had been overheard, was anxious to be satisfied whether any person was in the closet.

The one, in the richness of her splendour, gazed upon the close place where she queened it, and was satisfied with the beauty round her, or, if not satisfied, she could imagine none different.

And the Camorra was not satisfied with single revenge; it destroyed the son after the father, and it waited for many years, with infinite patience and cunning.

The bitterness of yearnings never to be satisfied could be no less bitter to Lucy than to herself.

I am satisfied that this heathen can cure the sickness of King Richard, and I believe and trust he will labour to do so.

The objectors perhaps may doubt whether human beings, if taught to consider happiness as the end of life, would be satisfied with such a moderate share of it.

She will never be satisfied until she gets that scoundrel free.

He said to Rival: “We only fired once!” The latter smiled: “Yes — once — once each — that makes twice!” And Duroy, satisfied with that explanation, asked no more questions.

From him I learned that she was physically prostrated, but still clear in mind and satisfied of her brother’s innocence.

Having satisfied himself that the poor fellow really was dead, he bade me help him carry the body down the passage to an empty room which adjoined his former quarters.

Examples of verb "to satisfy" in the Infinitive Form

Satisfy (Infinitive)

And to satisfy that ruthlessness, the guests had always to eat too much.

Count Branciani made a dish of traitors—not true men—to satisfy the Austrian ogre.

The result appeared to satisfy her, and she opened the serious business of the interview on the spot.

It happens to satisfy our sympathies in a way that’s quite delicious; but that doesn’t in the least alter the fact that it’s the most abominable thing ever done.

But not content with explaining the experiments of others, M. Pasteur went to work to satisfy himself completely.

He had only time, during Mr. Loscombe’s momentary absence, to satisfy his curiosity by looking at the beginning of the document and at the end.

I pity the enemy that strives to satisfy you.

Colonel Forster will, I dare say, do everything in his power to satisfy us on this head.

His objection was that he thought he should not be able to satisfy my grandfather.

To satisfy justice also, it was necessary to call the lady as a witness.

Examples of verb "to satisfy" in the Gerund Form

Satisfy (Gerund)

They are ones that give to some feeling them a feeling of knowing that they will not do in a way that is satisfying anything they are doing.

The thought of that kind of existence is satisfying to him.

This is satisfying to every one.

Other verbs and sentences related to "satisfy"

Verbs similar to satisfy


The night having come they made an appointment to meet at eleven o’clock at the hotel, and each started out to fulfill his dangerous mission.


Her acting would deceive the devil himself—they allowed that even at Broadmoor—but she only uses her powers for acting to gratify her taste—for killing.


The death which they would not meet at the hands of the enemy they will meet at the hands of their officers, with never a flinching.


Books were, in fact, his passion; and wandering, I can with truth affirm, was mine; but this propensity in me was happily counteracted by inability from want of fortune to fulfil my wishes.


Oh! my good Lord, when will it be over!” And, sitting apart, the little boy’s eyes as they followed her would fill with tears of horror.


Garnett’s curiosity as to the Hubbards’ share in Hermione’s marriage was appeased before he had been seated five minutes at their table.


In the same manner, the effects of kind and benevolent actions are sometimes found, even in this world, to assuage the pangs of subsequent afflictions.


The tradesmen in the neighbourhood report that he appears to be catering for three or four people, but beyond that they profess to know nothing.


I don’t see why she should have more scruple to do this, than her husband has to leave the clear fountain which nature gave him, to quench his thirst, for stout october, port, or claret.


Gradually, however, as time deadened the sting, she came to accommodate herself to circumstances.


The gentlemen accordingly complied with his request.


It is sufficient to say that this excellent woman not only used her utmost endeavours to stifle and conceal her own concern, but said and did everything in her power to allay that of her husband.


Shells and seaweed adhered to it.


She convinced herself of it, and cried into her handkerchief, as if the very suggestion was more than she could endure.


I did exactly the same, only less tactfully,” Arglay assured her.


No doubt he dreamed that his own eloquence and his own example might do more in producing this than is given to men to achieve by such means.


Our duty was to attain our end with the greatest economy of life, since life was more precious to us than money or time.


The tributary passed this morning was named Ellery's Creek. The actual distance we travelled to-day was eighteen miles; to accomplish this we travelled from morn till night.


When the money was lent it was not intended that it should be repaid at an early day.


Merthyr was a witness of the return of Mrs. Chump to Brookfield. In that erewhile abode of Fine Shades, the Nice Feelings had foundered.


The beast, maimed and crippled by his shattered shoulder, did not reach his enemy’s face, but his teeth tore away the bit of cloth that we had found held in the vise of his jaws.


They accosted me as Satan, bid me avaunt, and clamoured to be delivered from temptation.


When they came to provide for population, they were not able to proceed quite so smoothly as they had done in the field of their geometry.


So poor a country as England could not afford to keep a great force overseas, and so must needs have lost the war with France through want of power to uphold the struggle.


His evil genius took him down St. James Street. He tried to persuade himself that it was the shortest way, though he knew all the time that it wasn’t.


Then came the long sniff, as White Fang reassured himself that his god was still inside and had not yet taken himself off in mysterious and solitary flight.


We would limit, to enforce them.


This bow was of a character to ensure silence for the next five minutes, and it did.


FABRIZIO: Since this is your pleasure, I want to begin to treat of this matter from the beginning being able in that way to demonstrate it more fully, so that it may be better understood.


John, let us suppose, has a sentiment of love for Jane. When Jane is insulted, John responds with anger on her account.


After many weeks of labour I shall have completed my report, and then I shall leave my apartment and meet many of my colleagues, to exchange findings with them.


I had hoisted myself up, and made myself fast also, dividing my admiration between the tempest and this extraordinary man who was coping with it.


And you know you are indulging your pride at my expense.


He had warned me of something, and I had not heeded — but he was a soft-headed Rhinelander who went mad at troubles a Prussian could bear with ease.


To the end of your power, you will serve this lie which cheats you.


Miriam had been keeping much alone these last few days, and this morning was out by herself in the usual way.


These symbols sometimes represented in a stylized manner incidents of special significance in the life of the village or the nation or mankind.


That’s your conclusion, isn’t it?’ As Grant did not answer immediately, he looked up and said sharply: ‘Isn’t it?’ Now you see it, now you don’t.


The month certainly corresponds with the time at which Mr. and Mrs. Holbrook came to Hampshire. Did you take any particular notice of them?” “I took particular notice of the lady.


Mere mental or physical exertion--” “I feel very tired too,” said Georgie. He followed Lucia upstairs, waiting while she practised the Lady Macbeth face in front of the mirror on the landing.