Usage examples for alleviate

  1. You must be sensible how much I regret not being able to alleviate the unpleasantness of your situation, but trust my dear Fanny that better times are in wait for you. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats
  2. Can nothing be done to alleviate your sufferings? – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  3. Lecky declares that " the first public hospital and the charity planted by that woman's hand overspread the world, and will alleviate to the end of time the darkest anguish of humanity." – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  4. The social difference between the peasant and the pastor was so small and rested so often only on education that it would have appeared equally natural, if the thing could from any point of view have been made natural, for the wife of the peasant to go and console and alleviate the parsonage. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  5. Beatrice sat by his bedside; she kissed the brow of the almost unconscious sufferer, and tried in every possible way to alleviate his pain. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  6. You are suffering greatly, past the power of reason to alleviate, for you no longer know yourself, nor are aware what you really think. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  7. Perhaps the worst that could justly be said of her behaviour to Harry was, that, with a strong inclination to despotism, and some feeling of loneliness, she had exercised the one upon him in order to alleviate the other in herself. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  8. All things are born to die save thought; and if in passing we leave but a single thought which will alleviate the sufferings of man or add beauty to his existence, one does not live and die in vain. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  9. For a time she was quite distracted, heeding little the kind efforts of her neighbours to alleviate her distress and the distress of her children. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  10. A moment's thought respecting the numbers of the means of the useful arts will alleviate any fears that the possibilities of invention are near the limit and will give food for further thought to all concerned with this attempt to classify the useful arts to the point of refinement necessary to enable this office to pass judgment with reasonable speed and accuracy upon the approximately 75, 000 applications filed each year. – The Classification of Patents by United States Patent Office
  11. Coupled with paper- money acts were others designed to alleviate the distress of the unfortunate. – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson
  12. I am deeply hurt to see you grieve, he said, and I wish that I might say something to alleviate your troubles. – The Red Acorn by John McElroy
  13. She felt the agony of his crushed pride, and yearned with an intensity that was passionate to alleviate it. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  14. Every penny of the property, which came to Sir Giles through the death of a maternal uncle, was entailed and inalienable from his possession; but he was able to alleviate her condition by giving her a large yearly allowance out of his income; and it was pointed out that such an arrangement would have the advantage of keeping the money safe from her husband. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  15. I am also spared hearing about many of the evils, the disagreeable, the unpleasant and horrible things of life that I cannot change, help, or alleviate, and I am thankful for my ignorance. – Quit Your Worrying! by George Wharton James