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remission

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Definition a decrease in intensity — most typically of a disease or (especially in the UK) the length of a prison sentence

Less commonly, remission can refer to:
  • a payment that is sent or the act of sending it (remitting it)
  • he act of referring (sending/remitting) a case to another court
  • the act of forgiving someone for violating religious rules
  • Her cancer is in remission.
remission = a state with symptoms decreased or gone
  • Her health declined, with brief periods of remission, and eventually she stopped getting out of bed.
  • remission = less severe symptoms
  • As we hoped and prayed, Miss Riley's disease went into remission.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • remission = a less severe state
  • The doctor says your disease is incurable, but you could have a remission lasting five years, even more, if you take good care of yourself and don't overdo it.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • remission = decrease in intensity
  • Hodgkin's Disease can go into remission.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • remission = a less severe state
  • I was surprised that Augustus was Wish-eligible, what with being still in school and a year into remission.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • remission = a less severe state
  • After five years of treatment, the drug appeared to chase the cancer into remission.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • remission = a decrease in intensity — most typically of a disease or (especially in the UK) the length of a prison sentence
  • I'll give you my strength if I can have your remission.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • remission = decrease in intensity of a disease
  • She was a regular—in a long remission from appendiceal cancer, which I had not previously known existed.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • remission = decrease in intensity
  • Lida in remission.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • remission = decrease in intensity of a disease
  •   My penance is, to call Lucetta back
      And ask remission for my folly past.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • remission = forgiveness
  • — I find an apt remission in myself; And yet here's one in place I cannot pardon.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • My Negli's seemed to be in remission.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Our kind of love can go into remission, but it's always waiting to return.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Cancer patients showed striking remission of symptoms consistent with cure.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • "Lord remember me when thou commest into thy Kingdome:" Therefore, saith hee, there is Remission of sins after this life.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Such remissions or cures are not unheard of.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Not since the eyeliner—which he knew wasn't dead, but it seemed in remission.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • He was in the toils, there was no help for him; he must either take this punishment or beg for its remission.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • This award will entitle you to remission of tuition fees for this period.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up

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