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alleviate
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

7 uses
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Definition
to lessen something that is bad — especially to lessen pain
  • 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.
    Chapters 27-28 (55% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 45-46 (27% in)
  • Seek not to console me; alas, nothing can alleviate so great a sorrow—the wound is too deep and too fresh!
    Chapters 73-74 (38% in)
  • 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?
    Chapters 79-80 (51% in)
  • Now, my daughter, learn from my lips how you may alleviate this misfortune, so far as it will affect you.
    Chapters 95-96 (29% in)
  • "See," said d'Avrigny to Villefort, "nature knows how to alleviate the deepest sorrow.
    Chapters 103-104 (48% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 103-104 (50% in)

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