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  • v. Present participle of meliorate.


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  • What is meliorating than making money patch activity a game?

    Globe Jason | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • Cybercriticism will probably go a long way toward meliorating the chaos lurking beneath Lev Grossman's account, even if such criticism doesn't exactly duplicate the practices of newspaper book reviews, magazines, and the few remaining print journals.

    Principles of Literary Criticism

  • The meliorating effect lasts only as long as the child is taking the medication.

    Understanding ADHD -- Willingham

  • It is evident now that your youth is not overmuch of a meliorating factor.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • That period, however, was only eight months distant, and she pleased herself with the intention of meliorating her plan in the meantime, and preparing to put it in practice.


  • It was classic mob behavior, exacerbated by the kill-without-cost phenomenon made possible by Internet communications, but the result of uncontrolled and mutually-reinforcing rage and vengefulness divorced from any meliorating regard for the actual human being whose life they were ruining.

    Startling Confession « Lean Left

  • Denmark, yet both are advancing; and the gigantic evils of despotism and anarchy have in a great measure vanished before the meliorating manners of Europe.

    Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

  • But to undertake expeditions with a design of civilizing the world, and meliorating its condition, is a noble object.

    Narrative of the Voyages Round The World, Performed by Captain James Cook

  • However, popping a few painkillers and watching the divine David Duchovny on X-Files assisted in meliorating the situation. heh heh heh

    qdiosa Diary Entry

  • It was pointed out that because the Wais were so polite and correct, their presence and indeed their society itself had a meliorating effect on the more contentious members of the Weave, where everyone lived in fear of giving casual offense to his neighbor.

    A Call to Arms


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