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- n. Something that allays; mitigation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An allaying; that which allays; mitigation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of quieting, or a state of tranquillity; a state of rest after disturbance; abatement; ease.
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When they wearied of the sport, she would approach their servants, perhaps thirty in number, and fight a duel with each of these; and even thus found no allayment of her craving.
MY DEAREST LITTLE BARBARA, — I am sending you a few grapes, which are good for a convalescent person, and strongly recommended by doctors for the allayment of fever.
The capricious course which he at all times pursued respecting diet, -- his long fastings, his expedients for the allayment of hunger, his occasional excesses in the most unwholesome food, and, during the latter part of his residence in
I turn round thee, soliciting allayment of that which devours me! "