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mitigate
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
make less harmful or unpleasant
  • Such a lady gave a neighborliness to both rank and religion, and mitigated the bitterness of uncommuted tithe.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (40% in)
  • His marriage seemed an unmitigated calamity; and he was afraid of going to Rosamond before he had vented himself in this solitary rage, lest the mere sight of her should exasperate him and make him behave unwarrantably.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (5% in)
  • Will wished that she would speak and bring some mitigating shadow across his own cruel speech, which seemed to stand staring at them both in mockery of any attempt at revived fellowship.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (50% in)

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