the act of .
something that or palliates.
Then in their not infrequent sickness there was alleviation and comfort waiting for them.
A Girl of the Klondike Victoria Cross
But such an alleviation of my anguish is forbidden to my reason.
Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
If I could suffer alone, it would be an alleviation of my anguish, but I cannot.
The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2) Timothy East
When she had gone they were conscious of an alleviation, and of the great beauty of the evening.
Howards End E. M. Forster
The alleviation of suffering and the prolongation of human life is the duty of every noble-minded man to endeavour to promote.
The Sanitary Evolution of London Henry Lorenzo Jephson
But the defeat and death of Mansfeld brought no alleviation.
German Culture Past and Present Ernest Belfort Bax
There had been to him no alleviation, no comfort, no consolation.
He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope
How devoutly to be wished is the alleviation of his danger and distress!
The Works of William Cowper William Cowper
The highest charity of all is that which aims at the prevention rather than the alleviation of evil.
How to Observe Harriet Martineau
The second morning, however, brought an alleviation to the distress.
Stories of Exile Various
early 15c., from Middle French aleviacion or directly from Medieval Latin alleviationem (nominative alleviatio), noun of action from past participle stem of alleviare (see alleviate).
Also, alleviatory [uh-lee-vee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈli vi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA). serving to ; palliative. Obsolete, (def 2).
a person or thing that . (in a pipeline) an airtight box, having a free liquid surface, for cushioning the shock of water hammer. Historical Examples Photography does not merely pander to the gratification of earthly vanity, but is an alleviator of human misery. The Evolution of Photography John Werge And I can go to […]
- Alley apple
alley apple noun phrase A rock put into a stocking and used as an impromptu blackjack; ground biscuit (also road apple) A piece of horse manure (1910+)
a passage, as through a continuous row of houses, permitting access from the street to backyards, garages, etc. a narrow back street. a walk, as in a garden, enclosed with hedges or shrubbery. Bowling. a long, narrow, wooden lane or floor along which the ball is rolled. (often plural) a building for bowling. . Tennis. […]
- Alley cat
a homeless, usually mongrel, cat that scavenges for food in alleys, streets, etc. Contemporary Examples The alley cat and her kittens would have mugged him already. Up To a Point: Robber Barons Make Way For Robber Nerds P. J. O’Rourke August 8, 2014 Rat is tough, a 15-year-old “alley cat” version of her beautiful mother, […]