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  • n. Plural form of palliative.


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  • The Europeans keep throwing money at problems and insisting on short-term palliatives.

    Leave the Euro to the PIGS

  • America can't drill its way out of our oil shortage and short-term palliatives, such as suspending the gasoline tax or strong-arming Saudis to increase production, aren't the answer.

    Bob Burnett: Obama's Oil Opportunity

  • For the last couple of decades, firms have sought to fend off the challenge, not by solving the root cause, but rather by deploying what might be called "palliatives". News

  • Wasteful subsidies are short-term palliatives or tools of political patronage that do more harm than good.

    The Times of India

  • Short-term palliatives for economic ills -- currency depreciation, capital controls, low interest rates, basic income grants -- have been resisted.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • Dismissing at once all so-called palliatives, drugs, unguents, pressure, and injections, as mere waste of time, and holding that the only method of cure consists in laying the fistula fairly open, the question narrows itself into this: What is the best method of laying it open?

    A Manual of the Operations of Surgery For the Use of Senior Students, House Surgeons, and Junior Practitioners

  • Removing state CS and DV regimes etc will of course make a HUGE difference in the War, but it i administrating "palliatives," not "treating the disease itself."

    MND: Your Daily Dose of Counter-Theory

  • "palliatives" which create "perverse incentives" with regards to what it considers to be misguided Mexican public policies - such as refusing to float the peso.

    Capitalistic Musings

  • 'palliatives' accuse it of alliance with bureaucracy.

    The History of the Fabian Society

  • Steroids to help her breathe more easily would be administered as well, and palliatives given for her pain.

    O: A Presidential Novel


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