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mitigate
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Definition
make less harmful or unpleasant
  • However, at the moment when Master Florian Barbedienne was reading the sentence in his turn, before signing it, the clerk felt himself moved with pity for the poor wretch of a prisoner, and, in the hope of obtaining some mitigation of the penalty, he approached as near the auditor's ear as possible, and said, pointing to Quasimodo, "That man is deaf."
    1.6.1 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 1 — An Impartial Glance at.... (97% in)

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