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  • 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.   (source)
    alleviated = lessened (reduced)
  • Sarah served, carrying on a babbling conversation which alleviated the need for either adult to speak to the other.   (source)
    alleviated = to lessen something that is bad -- especially pain
  • The colony is working to alleviate this problem with the nectar, as it puts a world of hurt on the potential for export.   (source)
    alleviate = to lessen something that is bad
  • 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.   (source)
  • Towards dawn his brother became serener. (For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation?)   (source)
  • May seemed to be aware of his disappointment, but without knowing how to alleviate it; and they stood up and walked silently home.   (source)
    alleviate = lessen
  • habit brought—no, not alleviation—but a certain callousness of soul, a certain acquiescence of despair;   (source)
    alleviation = lessening of pain
  • ...and during this period I was busied in earnest endeavors to alleviate the melancholy of my friend.   (source)
    alleviate = to lessen something that is bad
  • Honour to those indefatigable spirits who consecrate their vigils to the amelioration or to the alleviation of their kind!   (source)
    alleviation = diminishing of bad
  • I thought confessing would alleviate my guilt.†   (source)
  • The last war was full of such instances and much suffering and heartaches could have been avoided by the transmittal of reliable information to the parties concerned regarding the whereabouts of men (in such cases); It is one of the purposes of this program to alleviate this condition and furnish speedy, reliable and authentic message service to the relatives and friends of men interned in prisoner of war camps throughout Japan.†   (source)
  • We have alleviated that risk.†   (source)
  • Knowing I might have given them to you has alleviated something for me.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • To alleviate the boredom we give the dogs large beef bones to chew and play with.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • In practice, of course, many gentlemen from the noblest families have tended to devote themselves to alleviating the great problems of the day, and so, at a glance, it may have appeared that the ambitions of our generation differed little from those of our predecessors.†   (source)
  • The tale of the galleon and the novelty of the lighthouse helped to alleviate the absence of Fermina Daza, and then, when he least expected it, he received the news of her return.†   (source)
  • We're friends, we work well together, we're dedicated to alleviating pain, and we're interested in each other's problems too.†   (source)
  • How could anyone say that no war among socioeconomic classes existed, or that suffering wasn't a "social creation," especially now, when humanity had developed a grand array of tools to alleviate suffering.†   (source)
  • It was grueling work up there, and wages were pitiful, but when the call came through camp for workers to alleviate the wartime labor shortage, it sounded better than their life at Manzanar.†   (source)
  • "Will you at least allow me to alleviate your suffering?" asked Trianna.†   (source)
  • To alleviate the discomfort I touch the back of my neck, scratching at my hairline.†   (source)
  • Moody's willingness to make this purchase did much to alleviate my fears.†   (source)
  • The heat in the room was terrifying, and the electric fan in the center of the ceiling could have done nothing to alleviate it.†   (source)
  • Therefore, I was not anxious to alleviate it.†   (source)
  • As a scientist, she believed that it was her obligation to perform medical research that would help alleviate human suffering.†   (source)
  • As the city grew in size, the roads, sidewalk, and buildings were gradually raised to alleviate the muddy conditions.†   (source)
  • He thought he'd linger just a bit longer, let the bath take total hold, ease and alleviate, before he put on clothes and entered the complex boxes where people do their living.†   (source)
  • In one experiment, research subjects were divided into several groups, and each person was asked to donate $5 to alleviate hunger abroad.†   (source)
  • And there was a deep satisfaction he could find in working swiftly, and alleviating pain, in a well-equipped Western hospital, where every medication, machine, and dressing necessary was on hand, rather than eight hours away down a frequently impassable jeep track, as had been the case during the seven weeks he'd lingered in Korphe.†   (source)
  • But vampires feel cold as acutely as humans, and the blood of the kill is often the rich, sensual alleviation of that cold.†   (source)
  • For a second he was tempted to pile his two bags back on the cart and return whence he had come, but he rejected that plan in a flash and resolved that if there was anything that could alleviate the grief and rage of Rosa's loss it would be breaking his back working in this ruined land.†   (source)
  • I wrapped my arms around her, trying to bring warmth to her shriveled form and alleviate the torment that so wracked her body that she whimpered even in her dreams.†   (source)
  • His friend seemed so stressed out lately, and there was little Vlad could do to alleviate it.†   (source)
  • Hoping to alleviate the pain in her heart by pains of the flesh, she jabbed needles under her fingernails.†   (source)
  • An oral dosage of a hundred milligrams every three to four hours was not uncommon and would alleviate some of the pain.†   (source)
  • The fact that the troops had not been paid for weeks did not help morale or alleviate hardships at home.†   (source)
  • Nothing he said could soothe her or alleviate the anxiety she was feeling.†   (source)
  • I did my best to think ahead, trying to take care of every need to alleviate any friction between Patsy and me.†   (source)
  • What could she possibly tell him that would alleviate his despair?†   (source)
  • It allows me to try and help alleviate the suffering of humankind.†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • Maryland's Senate Alleviates Fears†   (source)
  • She awoke groggy and agitated and afflicted with a migraine that no amount of medication or caffeine would alleviate.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • If we really want a humane America that will, for instance, contribute to the alleviation of the world's hunger, we must realize that good intentions do not feed people.†   (source)
  • There was no water; but the fish alleviated their thirst.†   (source)
  • The payment of our gov-ernment's debts—even to the "bloated bondholders" of Wall Street—in a debased, inflated currency, as the Bland Bill encouraged and the accompanying Matthews Resolution specifically provided, was an ethical wrong and a practical mistake, he felt, certain to embarrass our standing in the eyes of the world, and promoted not as a permanent financial program but as a spurious relief bill to alleviate the nation's economic distress.†   (source)
  • Small periods of socialization are granted to alleviate the tedium.   (source)
    alleviate = decrease (lessen something that is bad)
  • It was stunning to Mariam how quickly alleviating hunger became the crux of their existence.   (source)
    alleviating = lessening something bad
  • Where was someone to alleviate this robbery of his life?   (source)
    alleviate = soothe
  • I felt now the rarest, most acute alleviation of loneliness.†   (source)
  • In the last year the painting classes had alleviated her seclusion somewhat, for the teacher preferred group classes and would bring the other pupils to the sewing room.†   (source)
  • I am very well, and making considerable headway here, in my study of nervous and cerebral diseases among the criminal element, which, if the key to them may be found, would go a long way towards alleviating ….†   (source)
  • Everyone understands and shares in this singular justification, and the sudden alleviation of the pressure to produce makes the heart merry.†   (source)
  • Next he proceeded to the many new discoveries which were being made — Dr. Laycock's bromide therapy for epileptics, for example, which should put paid to a great many erroneous beliefs and superstitions; the investigation of the structure of the brain; the use of drugs in both the induction and the alleviation of hallucinations of various sorts.†   (source)
  • "I shrink and tremble at the importance of our present conductthe weight absolute without alleviation of perhaps posterity on the shoulders of the present army, an army, I am sorry to say, [that] is not sufficiently numerous to resist the formidable attacks which will probably be made," he told his brother in a letter of August 5.†   (source)
  • I worry about this all the time, and the worry and stress and pressure eventually become too much and can only be alleviated by the Jack.†   (source)
  • Nor was my panic alleviated by Sophie's voice at my side and the bitter flavor of what she had to say.†   (source)
  • Like they were hoping a fight might break out to alleviate the tedium of another Monday morning.†   (source)
  • "Okay, then," I said flippantly, trying to alleviate the suddenly tense atmosphere.†   (source)
  • He remembered the reasons she had given him, but they did nothing to alleviate his doubts.†   (source)
  • She tried to soothe him with her own mind but was unable to alleviate his suffering.†   (source)
  • However, anchored as we were, we told ourselves stories to alleviate the boredom.†   (source)
  • Anything to alleviate the clot that has formed in my throat.†   (source)
  • Tasting her wasn't going to alleviate any of it, only heighten it.†   (source)
  • Essey and a few of the other relatives helped alleviate a measure of the boredom and frustration.†   (source)
  • The super-dark sunglasses only did so much to alleviate my headache.†   (source)
  • To alleviate our anxiety, Helgi rose, lowered the blinds, and sat back down.†   (source)
  • Chapter Seven: Before the end of the world, God shall create a great flood of spiritual light to alleviate the suffering of humankind.†   (source)
  • Now, though, he worried that this carefully preserved room had begun to sustain rather than alleviate their grief; and he knew the time had come for them to rid themselves of their son's belongings.†   (source)
  • "If you think about it, Mack," Jesus answered, "it should be very freeing to know that you can offer us nothing, at least not anything that can add or take away from who we are…… That should alleviate any pressure to perform."†   (source)
  • She knew that telling him about it would alleviate her suffering, but she did not because she did not want to worry him.†   (source)
  • In any case, she never saw him with indifference, and she was always pleased by the good news she heard about him, because that helped to alleviate her guilt.†   (source)
  • When he was five years old, Florentino Ariza would recite them from memory, both in his classes and at literary evenings at school, but his familiarity with them did not alleviate the terror they caused.†   (source)
  • He wanted to hear her concerns and alleviate them; he wanted to hold her and kiss her and convince her that he would find a way to make their relationship work, no matter how hard that might be.†   (source)
  • Her husband, an Aragonese merchant by whom she had two children, spent half the value of his store on medicines and pastimes in an attempt to alleviate her terror.†   (source)
  • I feel it as if it were my own, and Eragon's magic drives me to alleviate the discomfort of those who suffer, regardless of the cost to myself.†   (source)
  • Ursula would take Amaranta on a trip to the capital of the province when she had time, so that contact with different people would alleviate her disappointment.†   (source)
  • Even drinking sugary stuff that wouldn't alleviate his thirst was better than standing around listening to Melissa bad-mouth his best friend.†   (source)
  • Eragon massaged his temples in an attempt to alleviate the headache the Fanghur's attack had brought on.†   (source)
  • Still, she persevered and did not complain, and she refused his offer to alleviate her suffering with a spell, saying,You will need the strength when we arrive .†   (source)
  • I and the other spellweavers will study your malady to see if we might devise a way to alleviate it, but in the meantime, your training will proceed as if nothing were amiss.†   (source)
  • "It may not undo my mistake," he said, "but perhaps it will alleviate it; Saphira marked the girl on the brow, just like she marked my palm with the gedwey ignasia."†   (source)
  • It is so vast an alleviation to be able to point for another to look at.†   (source)
  • Because who knows what picture of peace he might have seen in that monotonous provincial backwater; what alleviation and escape for a parched traveller who had travelled too far at too young an age, in this granite-bound and simple country spring.†   (source)
  • Since her pin money, which depended on the goodwill of her father, was only enough to keep her clothed, she was debarred from such alleviations as came even to Keats or Tennyson or Carlyle, all poor men, from a walking tour, a little journey to France, from the separate lodging which, even if it were miserable enough, sheltered them from the claims and tyrannies of their families.†   (source)
  • When he came home at two in the morning and his mother was shocked at the blank look he gave her, she was deploring precisely the sole alleviation Rieux could then experience.†   (source)
  • Now whether these short and occasional hours of happiness balanced and alleviated the lot of the Steppenwolf in such a fashion that in the upshot happiness and suffering held the scales even, or whether perhaps the short but intense happiness of those few hours outweighed all suffering and left a balance over is again a question over which idle persons may meditate to their hearts' content.†   (source)
  • 'The still mood, the disembodied mood is on us,' said Rhoda, 'and we enjoy this momentary alleviation (it is not often that one has no anxiety) when the walls of the mind become transparent.†   (source)
  • When she had gone they were conscious of an alleviation, and of the great beauty of the evening.†   (source)
  • Her presence was at first a strain upon Tess, but afterwards an alleviation.†   (source)
  • Let me suffer, and let me have what alleviation belongs to my condition.†   (source)
  • It was a sudden revelation, a tinge like a blush which one tried to check and then, as it spread, one yielded to its expansion, and rushed to the farthest verge and there quivered and felt the world come closer, swollen with some astonishing significance, some pressure of rapture, which split its thin skin and gushed and poured with an extraordinary alleviation over the cracks and sores!†   (source)
  • Through her bountiful presence Virgil Rust and his comrades had many dull hours of pain and weariness alleviated and brightened.†   (source)
  • Having finally discovered that the seat adjoining Miss Bart's was at her disposal, she possessed herself of it with a farther displacement of her surroundings, explaining meanwhile that she had come across from Mount Kisco in her motor-car that morning, and had been kicking her heels for an hour at Garrisons, without even the alleviation of a cigarette, her brute of a husband having neglected to replenish her case before they parted that morning.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There was no recovering Miss Taylor—nor much likelihood of ceasing to pity her; but a few weeks brought some alleviation to Mr. Woodhouse.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • All I say is this: her position is intolerable, and it might be alleviated by you, and you will lose nothing by it.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • The morning of his life was spent in honor, wealth, and power; but its evening was obscured by poverty, neglect, and disease, which were alleviated only by the tender care of his old, faithful, and upright friend and attendant Nathaniel Bumppo.†   (source)
  • Their effect was not alleviating to poor Fred, who, however, unwilling as he said to believe that he was "in for an illness," rose at his usual easy hour the next morning and went down-stairs meaning to breakfast, but succeeded in nothing but in sitting and shivering by the fire.†   (source)
  • It alleviated his wounds.†   (source)
  • Yet although the external abbey, with its verdant decay hanging about it, suffered but little alteration, I gave way, with a child-like perversity, and perchance with a faint hope of alleviating my sorrows, to a display of more than regal magnificence within.†   (source)
  • These were the circumstances and the hopes which gradually brought their alleviation to Sir Thomas, deadening his sense of what was lost, and in part reconciling him to himself; though the anguish arising from the conviction of his own errors in the education of his daughters was never to be entirely done away.†   (source)
  • The only alleviating circumstance in a tete-a-tete with uncle Pullet was that he kept a variety of lozenges and peppermint-drops about his person, and when at a loss for conversation, he filled up the void by proposing a mutual solace of this kind.†   (source)
  • I perceive mighty dangers which it is possible to ward off—mighty evils which may be avoided or alleviated; and I cling with a firmer hold to the belief, that for democratic nations to be virtuous and prosperous they require but to will it.†   (source)
  • I mean, episodes that showed that not all priests were frauds and self-seekers, but that many, even the great majority, of these that were down on the ground among the common people, were sincere and right-hearted, and devoted to the alleviation of human troubles and sufferings.†   (source)
  • He had often led parties of the Iroquois in their predatory expeditions; and his conduct on such occasions exhibited the contradictory results of both alleviating the misery produced by this species of warfare, and of augmenting it by the broader views and greater resources of civilization.†   (source)
  • The writer spoke of acute bodily illness—of a mental disorder which oppressed him—and of an earnest desire to see me, as his best, and indeed his only personal friend, with a view of attempting, by the cheerfulness of my society, some alleviation of his malady.†   (source)
  • The Miss Guests saw an alleviation to the sorrow of witnessing a folly in their Rector; at least their brother would be safe; and their knowledge of Stephen's tenacity was a constant ground of alarm to them, lest he should come back and marry Maggie.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Whoever, in our circumstances, has made trial of pain, even with all the alleviations which, for us, usually attend it, must know the irritation that comes with it.†   (source)
  • Emma got up on the morrow more disposed for comfort than she had gone to bed, more ready to see alleviations of the evil before her, and to depend on getting tolerably out of it.†   (source)
  • I never lie down at night but I know that in the course of that day he has alleviated pain and soothed some fellow-creature in the time of need.†   (source)
  • I had speedy proofs that the excellent abbe was engaged in my behalf, for the rigors of my imprisonment were alleviated by many trifling though acceptable indulgences, and I was told that my trial was to be postponed to the assizes following those now being held.†   (source)
  • Whenever the time may come, it must be unwelcome to her and all her friends—but I hope her engagement will have every alleviation that is possible—I mean, as to the character and manners of the family.†   (source)
  • While we were talking, and when I was glad to believe that I had alleviated (if I may use such a term) the shock he had had in seeing me, Richard came in.†   (source)
  • …and though often yearning for what lay beyond, still was he never positively and consciously miserable; for, so well is the harp of human feeling strung, that nothing but a crash that breaks every string can wholly mar its harmony; and, on looking back to seasons which in review appear to us as those of deprivation and trial, we can remember that each hour, as it glided, brought its diversions and alleviations, so that, though not happy wholly, we were not, either, wholly miserable.†   (source)
  • Mr. Tulliver walked abruptly out of the arbor as he uttered the last sentence, and, without looking round at Mr. Moss, went on to the kitchen door, where the eldest boy was holding his horse, and his sister was waiting in a state of wondering alarm, which was not without its alleviations, for baby was making pleasant gurgling sounds, and performing a great deal of finger practice on the faded face.†   (source)
  • Emma watched the entree of her own particular little friend; and if she could not exult in her dignity and grace, she could not only love the blooming sweetness and the artless manner, but could most heartily rejoice in that light, cheerful, unsentimental disposition which allowed her so many alleviations of pleasure, in the midst of the pangs of disappointed affection.†   (source)
  • …be guided by her mother's opinion, and she submitted to it therefore without opposition, though it proved perfectly different from what she wished and expected, though she felt it to be entirely wrong, formed on mistaken grounds, and that by requiring her longer continuance in London it deprived her of the only possible alleviation of her wretchedness, the personal sympathy of her mother, and doomed her to such society and such scenes as must prevent her ever knowing a moment's rest.†   (source)
  • …paid for, Abraid, started, Accompted, counted, Accorded, agreed, Accordment, agreement, Acquit, repay, Actually, actively, Adoubted, afraid, Advision, vision, Afeard, afraid, Afterdeal, disadvantage, Againsay, retract, Aknown, known, Aligement, alleviation, Allegeance, alleviation, Allow, approve, Almeries, chests, Alther, gen. pl., of all, Amounted, mounted, Anealed, anointed, Anguishly, in pain, Anon, at once, Apair, weaken, Apparelled, fitted up, Appeach, impeach, Appealed,…†   (source)
  • It is already evident that, before the United States Government can proceed much further in its efforts to alleviate the situation and help start the European world on its way to recovery, there must be some agreement among the countries of Europe as to the requirements of the situation and the part those countries themselves will take in order to give proper effect to whatever action might be undertaken by this Government.†   (source)
  • And there is no make-believe about heaven, future bliss, and compensation to alleviate the bitter majesty, but only utter darkness, the void of unfulfillment, to receive and eat back the lives that have been tossed forth from the womb only to fail.†   (source)
  • There you have a service formerly paid for, as when a Burgundian duke in prison in Bruges sent for a painter to alleviate the dark shutters with gold faces and devotional decoration.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I replied, that nothing ailed me save anxiety of mind, which I hoped soon to alleviate.†   (source)
  • She did a great deal to alleviate my position.†   (source)
  • "See," said d'Avrigny to Villefort, "nature knows how to alleviate the deepest sorrow.†   (source)
  • And in the meanwhile, although she earned more money (eventually twelve dollars a week), still, because various members of her family required so many little things and she desired to alleviate to a degree the privations of these others from which she suffered, nearly all that she earned went to them.†   (source)
  • Nothing, however, could prevent his inner consciousness inflicting on him the punishment which ate into his spirit like rust, and which he could only alleviate by drinking.†   (source)
  • They've already lessened the terrors of meningitis and pneumonia, and yellow fever is on the verge of complete abolition through Noguchi's work, and I have no doubt their hospital, with its enormous resources and splendidly co-operating minds, will be the first to find something to alleviate diabetes.†   (source)
  • That she could alleviate this distress more now than ever before proved the adage that it was an ill wind that blew nobody good.†   (source)
  • As though this had been a bodily pain, Swann's mind was powerless to alleviate it; in the case of bodily pain, however, since it is independent of the mind, the mind can dwell upon it, can note that it has diminished, that it has momentarily ceased.†   (source)
  • Then, with Florence helping the Mexican women, it was not long until Madeline and the feminine side of the party were comfortable, except for the weariness and aches that only rest and sleep could alleviate.†   (source)
  • Cold water would not alleviate this burn, and then, despairing of forgetfulness, she lay down again with a shameful gratitude for the cloak of night.†   (source)
  • Even when he could not discover where she had gone, it would have sufficed to alleviate the anguish that he then felt, for which Odette's presence, the charm of her company, was the sole specific (a specific which in the long run served, like many other remedies, to aggravate the disease, but at least brought temporary relief to his sufferings), it would have sufficed, had Odette only permitted him to remain in her house while she was out, to wait there until that hour of her return,…†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • …thoughts that crowd upon the mind, and make the heart beat violently, and the breath come thick, by the force of the images they conjure up before it; the desperate anxiety to be doing something to relieve the pain, or lessen the danger, which we have no power to alleviate; the sinking of soul and spirit, which the sad remembrance of our helplessness produces; what tortures can equal these; what reflections or endeavours can, in the full tide and fever of the time, allay them!†   (source)
  • Only, to alleviate the tediousness of the duty, Athos allowed him to take a loaf, two cutlets, and a bottle of wine.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It may be that if we knew more of such strange afflictions we might be the better able to alleviate their intensity.†   (source)
  • What's more, justice and punishment on earth positively alleviate the punishment of nature and are, indeed, essential to the soul of the criminal at such moments, as its salvation from despair.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And you, aged servants, humble domestics, whose hard labour no Government up to this day has taken into consideration, come hither to receive the reward of your silent virtues, and be assured that the state henceforward has its eye upon you; that it encourages you, protects you; that it will accede to your just demands, and alleviate as much as in it lies the burden of your painful sacrifices.†   (source)
  • No arguments shall be wanting on my part that can alleviate so severe a misfortune—or that may comfort you, under a circumstance that must be of all others the most afflicting to a parent's mind.†   (source)
  • Now, my daughter, learn from my lips how you may alleviate this misfortune, so far as it will affect you.†   (source)
  • Seek not to console me; alas, nothing can alleviate so great a sorrow—the wound is too deep and too fresh!†   (source)
  • Oh, work, work,—my passion, my joy, my delight,—it is for thee to alleviate my sorrows!" and he convulsively grasped the hand of d'Avrigny.†   (source)
  • The doctor left him in this paroxysm, knowing that he could do nothing to alleviate it, and, going up to Noirtier, said abruptly, "How do you find yourself?†   (source)
  • In less violent form, in subtle digs and supercilious little drawing-room slanders, Southerners who had ventured north were to endure such exploitative assaults upon their indwelling guilt during an era of unalleviated discomfort which ended officially on a morning in August, 1963, when on North Water Street in Edgartown, Massachusetts, the youngish, straw-haired, dimple-kneed wife of the yacht-club commodore, a prominent Brahmin investment banker, was seen brandishing a copy of James…†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unalleviated means not and reverses the meaning of alleviated. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • To conclude, while from the sister's words he had reckoned upon a speedy delivery he was, however, it must be owned, not a little alleviated by the intelligence that the issue so auspicated after an ordeal of such duress now testified once more to the mercy as well as to the bounty of the Supreme Being.†   (source)
  • It was one of his axioms that similar meditations or the automatic relation to himself of a narrative concerning himself or tranquil recollection of the past when practised habitually before retiring for the night alleviated fatigue and produced as a result sound repose and renovated vitality.†   (source)
  • The immediate pressure of this inequality was not in this case, as in that of the contributions of money, alleviated by the hope of a final liquidation.†   (source)
  • It will be no alleviation, that these powers will be exercised by a plurality of hands, and not by a single one.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I wondered just how far it went, and whether she believed it herself, or whether these were merely the trappings of an elaborate make-believe that she used to alleviate the boredom of marriage to Arthur.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I went through all the agonies and miseries of a lying-in (ten times more painful in such a circumstance than the worst labour can be when one endures it for a man one loves) in a desert, or rather, indeed, a scene of riot and revel, without a friend, without a companion, or without any of those agreeable circumstances which often alleviate, and perhaps sometimes more than compensate, the sufferings of our sex at that season.†   (source)
  • I have now news to give you, which, if it serves not to alleviate your sufferings, will not in any wise increase them.†   (source)
  • This being so, I say I thank you, sirs, for the offer you have made me, which places me under the obligation of complying with the request you have made of me; though I fear the account I shall give you of my misfortunes will excite in you as much concern as compassion, for you will be unable to suggest anything to remedy them or any consolation to alleviate them.†   (source)
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