Usage examples for mitigation

  1. Is that any mitigation? – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  2. Not for one moment would it be tolerated, nor would any plea of custom, or such a travesty of the sacred name of religion, as had been brought forward by one of the prisoners, be even so much as considered in mitigation of the just doom meted out by the law to all who should be found guilty of such an offence. – A Frontier Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  3. Soft- hearted Mrs. Brown endeavored vainly to get a mitigation or suspension of the sentence. – Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  4. She had not strength for such a task, and if that were weakness- oh, with a long breath she drew in the mitigation- if it were weakness, would it not be a cruel, a heartless strength that could blight her child's life too, in the name of truth. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  5. It is unnecessary to consider here how that Parliament will be recruited, though I may express my conviction that justice to minorities, the mitigation of political mistrust, and the promotion of efficiency in the Public Services, urgently require the recruitment to be on the system of proportional representation. – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  6. The General asked Nekhludoff what he had been doing since he left that morning, and Nekhludoff told him he had been to the post- office and received the news of the mitigation of that person's sentence that he had spoken of in the morning, and again asked for a permission to visit the prison. – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  7. Agriculture is the tamer of men- the steam from the earth is like drinking their Mother's milk- it enervates their nature- this appears a great cause of the imbecility of the Chinese: and if this sort of atmosphere is a mitigation to the energy of a strong man, how much more must it injure a weak one unoccupied unexercised- For what is the cause of so many men maintaining a good state in Cities, but occupation- An idle man, a man who is not sensitively alive to self- interest in a city cannot continue long in good health. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats
  8. That it has had much to do with those larger changes of climate of which we have evidence, seems unlikely, since there is reason to think that these have been far slower and more lasting; but that it must have entailed a rhythmical exaggeration and mitigation of the climates otherwise produced, seems beyond question. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  9. Both in this and in the second circle we have punishment indeed but without degradation, even with some mitigation. – Dante: His Times and His Work by Arthur John Butler
  10. For indeed, for the most part, all this secondary cultus is directed to the mitigation of the moral code and the substitution of exterior for interior sacrifice. – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  11. Had she given way to selfishness, she would have sought the free indulgence of her sorrow as the only mitigation of it; but she felt also for her uncle. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  12. The mitigation of the rigors of the feudal system by William Rufus, the son of the Conqueror, who established it. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  13. 22. Mitigation, the Bull of, xxxii. – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Avila
  14. He could have no right to do fresh wrong for the mitigation of the consequences of preceding wrong- to sacrifice others to atone for injuries done by himself. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  15. Under the influence of Divine wisdom, and by this faithfulness on the part of upright Friends, our religious society were brought to a united and settled judgment as a body, that personal slavery, both in its origin and its results, was so great an evil, that it could be tolerated by no mitigation of its hardship; and they felt the demands of equity to be so urgent upon them, that they were concerned to enjoin it upon Friends every where, by a ready compliance with such reasonable duty, to cease to do evil, by immediately releasing those they held as slaves. – A Visit To The United States In 1841 by Joseph Sturge
  16. But the defendant did not allege that these had been sent or accepted as whole or partial quittance of his contract to marry, and I can only suppose that he pleaded them in mitigation of damages. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  17. Considering the consequences on the public health, is it not rather an aggravation than a mitigation of the loss? – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  18. More than thirty years had passed since this had been written, and whilst the evils of private property, so vividly depicted by Mill, showed no signs of mitigation, the remedies he anticipated had made no substantial progress. – The History of the Fabian Society by Edward R. Pease