’I don’t believe anything you tell me,’ Nately replied, with a bashful mitigating smile.
Mrs. Daneeka had been widowed cruelly again, but this time her grief was mitigated somewhat by a notification from Washington that she was sole beneficiary of her husband’s $10,000 GI insurance policy, which amount was obtainable by her on demand.
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Don’t judge her so harshly until you consider the mitigating circumstances.
The new factory is building privacy walls to mitigate its impact on neighbors.