Definition: relieve (pain)
Definition: relieve (pain)
Sentences Containing 'alleviate'
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.
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.
Seek not to console me; alas, nothing can alleviate so great a sorrow the wound is too deep and too fresh!
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?
Now, my daughter, learn from my lips how you may alleviate this misfortune, so far as it will affect you.''
``See,''saidd'Avrigny to Villefort,``nature knows how to alleviate the deepest sorrow.
Oh, work, work, my passion, my joy, my delight, it is for thee to alleviate my sorrows!''
The exportation of gold and silver is, in this case, not the cause, but the effect of its declension, and may even, for some little time, alleviate the misery of that declension.
The law, contrary to all the ordinary principles of justice, first creates the temptation, and then punishes those who yield to it; and it commonly enhances the punishment, too, in proportion to the very circumstance which ought certainly to alleviate it, the temptation to commit the crime.
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.
I have now news to give you, which, if it serves not to alleviate your sufferings, will not in any wise increase them.
More Vocab Words::: flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
::: scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
::: abbreviate - shorten
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::: peregrination - journey; V. peregrinate
::: impair - injure; hurt; damage
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::: vagabond - wanderer (without a permanent home); tramp
::: paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
::: assail - assault