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  • Regular massage will help to alleviate the pain.
  • She wants to save the planet and alleviate poverty at the same time.
  • and why should I not have some comrade with me to divide its dangers and alleviate its hardships?
    Melville, Herman  --  Typee
  • May seemed to be aware of his disappointment, but without knowing how to alleviate it; and they stood up and walked silently home.
    Wharton, Edith  --  The Age of Innocence

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  • Small periods of socialization are granted to alleviate the tedium.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Lourdes’s boyfriend tries to find a way to alleviate the sadness he sees in Lourdes.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • If nothing else, it alleviated the pain of simply watching.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • And that was how Baba ended those humiliating food stamp moments at the cash register and alleviated one of his greatest fears:
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • He had been so sure that Sirius’s reply would alleviate his worries rather than increasing them.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • ...she wasn’t even attempting to alleviate my concerns.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John

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  • habit brought—no, not alleviation—but a certain callousness of soul, a certain acquiescence of despair;
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The mansion was eerily quiet, with only the fizzle of the last few solinium flares to alleviate the stillness.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • ...and during this period I was busied in earnest endeavors to alleviate the melancholy of my friend.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Towards dawn his brother became serener. (For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation?)
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • There had been a great deal of concern that he might lapse into a long-term coma, but his wakening had alleviated all the worry.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Honour to those indefatigable spirits who consecrate their vigils to the amelioration or to the alleviation of their kind!
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The lights inside were bright, but they did little to alleviate the blackness of the encroaching forest.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • My Son is at present making a tour of Private Mental Asylums and Clinics in Europe, an investigation very necessary to the work he is engaged upon - work of the utmost significance, which will alleviate human suffering,
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Sarah served, carrying on a babbling conversation which alleviated the need for either adult to speak to the other.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • The colony is working to alleviate this problem with the nectar, as it puts a world of hurt on the potential for export.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • I decide to take care of his upper body first, to alleviate some pain, before I tackle whatever damage Cato did to his leg.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • It was stunning to Mariam how quickly alleviating hunger became the crux of their existence.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Eventually, it was hoped that Venezuelan oil would alleviate the transport fuel shortage, although he doubted that in his lifetime he would again see gasoline for sale to private citizens.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Anything to alleviate the clot that has formed in my throat.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Someone mentioned the usefulness of marijuana in alleviating glaucoma, and someone else mentioned it was helpful for those with MS, too, and then there was a frenetic exchange between three family members of MS patients, and Mae, feeling some darkness opening its wings within her, signed off.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • And so to have talked to Mrs. Hickey in the room with her dying son, and amid all their money troubles with my old store, seemed too much; I would never want to depress or disappoint her, in that I wasn’t helping to alleviate her burdens, and so what else should I do but avoid her for now, even as I desperately wished to lend her friendly support?
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Knowing I might have given them to you has alleviated something for me.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • As the city grew in size, the roads, sidewalk, and buildings were gradually raised to alleviate the muddy conditions.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • To alleviate the boredom we give the dogs large beef bones to chew and play with.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • Sophie went swiftly to the chair next to Floss’s cot upon which he kept the bottle of ergotamine he used to alleviate these attacks.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But my hands grew clammy around the porcelain bowl as I thought of myself stepping out, alone and powerless, to confront that mob of solid and virtuous citizens, avid for the excitement of punishment and blood to alleviate the tedium of existence.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • However, anchored as we were, we told ourselves stories to alleviate the boredom.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Only, to alleviate the tediousness of the duty, Athos allowed him to take a loaf, two cutlets, and a bottle of wine.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Besides, I believe, between ourselves, she did this in order to distract her mind, that she might forget; and she only filled her head in order to alleviate the weight on her heart.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • She tried to soothe him with her own mind but was unable to alleviate his suffering.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It alleviated his wounds.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • My depression was not alleviated by the announcement, for, I had supposed that establishment to be an hotel kept by Mr. Barnard, to which the Blue Boar in our town was a mere public-house.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • 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.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The pain of separation, however, might be alleviated on his side, by preparations for the reception of his bride; as he had reason to hope, that shortly after his return into Hertfordshire, the day would be fixed that was to make him the happiest of men.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Science may have alleviated the miseries of disease and drudgery and provided an array of gadgetry for our entertainment and convenience, but it has left us in a world without wonder.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • St. Clare thought, in his heart, that this was probably only one of those things which good-natured owners say to their servants, to alleviate their horror of being sold, without any intention of fulfilling the expectation thus excited.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Like they were hoping a fight might break out to alleviate the tedium of another Monday morning.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • There was no recovering Miss Taylor—nor much likelihood of ceasing to pity her; but a few weeks brought some alleviation to Mr. Woodhouse.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Now she would willingly have humbled herself and admitted that she had only hurled that accusation at him out of her misery, hoping by hurting him to alleviate her own hurt.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Jack, who had been the first to reach the hole, had fared the worst and was soon a most pitiable sight, his face swelled to an extraordinary degree, and it was only by the constant application of cold earth that the pain was alleviated.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • It was kindness for him which induced me to bear it alone: had I expressed the agony I frequently felt, he would have been taught to long for its alleviation as ardently as I. However, it’s over, and I’ll take no revenge on his folly; I can afford to suffer anything hereafter!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • She was not, I was told, in the hospital portion of the house with the fever patients; for her complaint was consumption, not typhus: and by consumption I, in my ignorance, understood something mild, which time and care would be sure to alleviate.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • All I say is this: her position is intolerable, and it might be alleviated by you, and you will lose nothing by it.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Chapter Seven: Before the end of the world, God shall create a great flood of spiritual light to alleviate the suffering of humankind.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • As dolphins, when, by the arching of their back, they give a sign to sailors that they take heed for the safety of their vessel, so, now and then, to alleviate his pain, one of the sinners showed his back and hid in less time than it lightens.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
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