Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of lessen.

Etymologies

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lessen +‎ -est

Examples

  • Inasmuch as thou lessenest the pernicious self-love, by which thou seekest thyself impurely and reflectest on thyself, insomuch will the true love of God increase in thee.

    Spiritual Works of Louis of Blois

  • Thine -- for at first they can do no more, and even afterwards at times -- Thou, O Lord, defendest them against the assaults of evil spirits, whose power Thou restrainest, and even lessenest daily, giving to them the victory over these their enemies.

    The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus

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