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  • noun Plural form of alleviation.

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Examples

  • Knowing that his recovery was impossible, I refrained, with his full concurrence, from having him tormented with miscalled alleviations, such as opiates, bloodletting, and so forth.

    Personal Recollections Abridged, Chiefly in Parts Pertaining to Political and Other Controversies Prevalent at the Time in Great Britain

  • The sober, somber epilogue proffers cool plausibilities — sensible alleviations premised on those rare qualities, basic political will and common sense.

    Cover to Cover

  • The sober, somber epilogue proffers cool plausibilities — sensible alleviations premised on those rare qualities, basic political will and common sense.

    Cover to Cover

  • To the agony of his devoted wife, he lay for some time between life and death, and the extreme poverty from which they suffered made it difficult, and even impossible, for her to provide for him the alleviations which his state demanded.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • So they need more shrimp or prawn from Thailand and the alleviations or relaxation of certain rules or regulations regarding import of shrimp would be beneficial to Thai farmers.

    Joint media conference with Thai Foreign Minister Noppadon Pattama - Transcript - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • The practices we now call conservation are, to a large extent, local alleviations of biotic pain.

    Excerpts from Aldo Leopold's Writings

  • To the agony of his devoted wife, he lay for some time between life and death, and the extreme poverty from which they suffered made it difficult, and even impossible, for her to provide for him the alleviations which his state demanded.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • They're education, they're energy and climate change, they're global health and they are poverty alleviations.

    CNN Transcript Sep 26, 2007

  • Since her pin money, which depended on the goodwill of her father, was only enough to keep her clothed, she was debarred from such alleviations as came even to Keats or

    A room of one's own

  • To scribble secretly and dream of authorship was one of my chief alleviations, and I read with a sympathetic envy every scrap I could get about the world of literature and the lives of literary people.

    In the Days of the Comet

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