- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of palliate.
“The cabman is generally gruff and surly, and, though seldom seen drunk, in the majority of cases is addicted to drink -- a vice which the exposed nature of his calling palliates if it does not wholly excuse.”
“Atella, an ancient town of Campania, in Italy, because they differed from the low comedy only by greater licentiousness; nor of those which were called palliates, from the Greek, a cloak, in which the Greek characters were dressed upon the Roman stage, because that habit only distinguished the nation, not the dignity or character, like those which have been mentioned before.”
“Treating symptoms only palliates - it makes the patient feel better, temporarily.”
“In the same way when you're dealing with a patient with end-stage cancer, your role changes from someone who tries to cure it to someone who palliates it-that's what we do quite often.”
“Overwhelmed by guilt and shame, Inspector Wing breaks off his engagement to his girlfriend Ke-Yi (Charlie Yeung) and palliates himself with bottle upon bottle of alcohol.”
“I need not, I am sure, tell you what you must often have felt, how much the elegance of diction adorns the best thoughts, and palliates the worst.”
“As Dr. McCrie objects to his “buffoonery,” it is odd that he palliates the “strong propensity” of Knox “to indulge his vein of humour,” when describing, with ghoul-like mirth, the festive circumstances of the murder and burial of Cardinal Beaton.”
“The light experience enlarges perception and palliates the fear of death.”
“Who does not see that this is a remedy which aggravates whilst it palliates the countless diseases of society?”
“The cruel deed he has done, he palliates with the remark that lovingkindness has forced him to it.”
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