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  • verb Present participle of assuage.


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  • So any measure that increases the transparency of the process would be helpful in assuaging liberal anxiety over the effects of the excise tax.

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  • Young women, suffused with tears, bruise and gash their lovely persons under the idea of assuaging the demon of desire, although by means tending in fact rather to strengthen his influence; others again, in opposite attitudes, solicit the approaches of the Divinity.

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  • Freedburg recalls assuaging the concerns of station personnel who were apprehensive about giving young students access to equipment.

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  • The declaration added that recent U.S. concessions will help in "assuaging" the Kremlin's concerns about whether the system is a threat to Russian defenses.

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  • He must have had private doubts even while he was assuaging ours.

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  • Each year at this time of gifts, merriment and lights, we find ourselves in the increasingly familiar predicament of assuaging our children's angst at not having a religion that takes part in the Holidays.

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  • The bank first offered the low-interest one-week dollar loans as a way of assuaging liquidity concerns after the March 11 disaster.

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  • Successful ones, like Reagan and Mr. Clinton, manage to do so while assuaging the objections of their base.

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  • Such candor and earnestness should go a long way toward assuaging dashed hopes, yet Kantrowitz must still face some bitterly disappointed artists who had expectations for something much better.

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  • If I had been in Congress, rather than hold this bill hostage to get the pork that ensured my reelection, I would have traded my vote for a bill that prioritized healthier Americans vs. assuaging any lobbyist.



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