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I felt an abrupt easing of the schooner, a loss for the moment of all strain and pressure, coupled with a swift acceleration of speed.
While doing it, too, with the purpose of easing and serving her.
Next, you really have done wonders for me, Mortimer, in easing my money-perplexities, and with such a guardian and steward beside me, as the preserver of my life (I am hardly strong yet, you see, for I am not man enough to refer to her without a trembling voice--she is so inexpressibly dear to me, Mortimer
But least the difficultie of passing back Stay his returne perhaps over this Gulfe Impassable, impervious, let us try Adventrous work, yet to thy power and mine Not unagreeable, to found a path Over this Maine from Hell to that new World Where Satan now prevailes, a Monument Of merit high to all th' infernal Host, Easing thir passage hence, for intercourse, Or transmigration, as thir lot shall lead.
The water snarled and wrenched and worried at the timber, while the population of the state prodded at the nearest logs with poles, in the hope of easing the pressure.
They flowed quietly, easing her overstrained nerves.
In response to Federal Reserve easings and associated declines in short-term interest rates, growth of both M2 and M3 strengthened somewhat during the first half of 1991 relative to the slow pace of the second half of 1990.
On expectations of further economic weakness, the quarter was also marked by two additional easings, bringing the Fed Funds target rate to 5.