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  • n. Plural form of palliation.

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Examples

  • What "palliations" were, to Patty was by no means clear.

    A Christmas Posy

  • So in this redundancy of paper circulation, after all the feverish palliations of restrictions, regulations, limitations etc., are found ineffectual, they will be universally condemned, cool taxation will take place, and common sense—not your friend Common Sense—take place in the minds of the people.

    Robert Morris

  • Both of your examples amount to choosing palliations, with which tactic no one disagrees no matter their stand on the A-part of GW.

    BBC Radio: Overselling Climate Change « Climate Audit

  • They approach or recede from shades of that dark alliance, in proportion to the probable motives and prospects of the offender, and the palliations, known or secret, of the offence; in proportion as the temptations to it were potent from the first, and the resistance to it, in act or in effort, was earnest to the last.

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

  • They approach or recede from the shades of that dark alliance in proportion to the probable motives and prospects of the offender, and the palliations, known or secret, of the offense; in proportion as the temptations to it were potent from the first, and the resistance to it, in act or in effort, was earnest to the last.

    The Opium Habit

  • He gets his hearers into a corner, limits the range of their vision to the doctrine he is expounding, refuses to listen to any excuses or palliations, and then screams out to them, "Believe or be damned!"

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 03, January, 1858

  • His temper is under perfect control; and in his favourite part of the angels 'advocate he finds palliations and makes allowances for all those defections in the servants of the public which goad men to fury and which, since the War came in to supply incompetence with a cloak and a pretext, have been exasperatingly on the increase.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, July 4, 1917

  • All the excuses and palliations of this system must inevitably be swept away, just as other "refuges of lies" have been, by the irresistible torrent of a rectified public opinion.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • Let none think to hide their sins by excuses or palliations.

    Sermons on Various Important Subjects

  • Without those palliations, it is not easy to comprehend his occasional rudeness even to friends.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844

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