from The Century Dictionary.

  • An old spelling of assuage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb See assuage.

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  • verb Obsolete spelling of assuage.


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  • Nor was there any winde at all stirring, whereby to asswage the

    The Decameron 2004

  • Wicked woman, my hands shal be no means of thy death, but make use of thine owne, if thou be so desirous to have it: and as much water shalt thou get of me to asswage thy thirst, as thou gavest me fire to comfort my freezing, when thou wast in the luxurious heat of thy immodest desires, and I wel-neere frozen to death with extremity of cold.

    The Decameron 2004

  • Insomuch, that at length, through his ouer great magnificence and power he procured to himselfe great enuy among the nobility, which he could not asswage during the rest of his life.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation 2003

  • The Englishmen seeing that, made to the gates, and by force would haue broken them open, insomuch that the King riding amongst them with his staffe, and breaking diuers of their heads, could not asswage their fierceness, such was the rage of the Englishmen agaynst the citizens of Messana.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation 2003

  • Then I being stricken with great pleasure, and desirous to embrace him, could not thoroughly asswage my delight, but alas by evill ill chance the oyle of the lampe fortuned to fall on his shoulder which caused him to awake, and seeing me armed with fire and weapons, gan say,

    The Golden Asse Lucius Apuleius

  • Now whilest the father went about to asswage the sonnes displeasure, the mother quéene Elianor did what she could to pricke him forward in his disobedient attempts.

    Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (5 of 12) Henrie the Second Raphael Holinshed

  • And how Poliphilus there had with madnes almost forgotten himselfe in the passions of desire, but hope did asswage his furie, quieting himselfe in the beholding of the sweete sauour of the faire Nymph.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame Francesco Colonna

  • [Sidenote: _Polydor_.] an other in the bridle of his horsse, and the third he cast into the sea, to asswage and pacifie the furious tempests and rage thereof.

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (4 of 8) The Fovrth Booke Of The Historie Of England Raphael Holinshed

  • Ne seas of smethynge gore wylle mie chafed harte asswage.

    The Rowley Poems Thomas Chatterton

  • But Venus would in no wise asswage her heat, but (thinking that they did rather trifle and taunt at her injuries) she departed from them, and tooke her voiage towards the sea in all haste.

    The Golden Asse Lucius Apuleius


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