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Definitionto lessen something that is bad — especially to lessen pain
- You come to us now to share a misery which nothing can alleviate; yet you presence will, I hope, revive our father, who seems sinking under his misfortune; and your persuasions will induce poor Elizabeth to cease her vain and tormenting selfaccusations.Chapter 7 (72% in)
- The labours I endured were no longer to be alleviated by the bright sun or gentle breezes of spring; all joy was but a mockery which insulted my desolate state and made me feel more painfully that I was not made for the enjoyment of pleasure.Chapter 16 (71% in)
There are no more uses of "alleviate" in Frankenstein.
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