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Synonyms for assuagement

freedom, especially from pain

Synonyms for assuagement

the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

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These lines represent the book's most hopeful scene of poetry as assuagement--as more than assuagement, as genuine renewal.
was to provide for a religious act that involves the utmost piety towards the Supreme Being on behalf of an indefinite number of His creatures, and the object of which is to bring to them spiritual assistance, consolation and comfort, vastly surpassing the mere physical assuagement of pain or suffering that would incontestably be admitted to rank as an ordinary charity.
Similar relationships and positive female interaction act as sources of assuagement to suffering women's psyche and life.
However, he dismissed this clause as something verging between appeasement and hollow assuagement.
It is obvious (from the last inequality) that for assuagement of this stage it is necessary [[kappa].
Kolnai stresses that the "core of Un-Dignity" does not include "either submission to the existing order of things and the virtue of patience, or a sustained endeavor for reform, improvement and assuagement.
More than any other mode of libidinal pulsion, the erotic desire generated from within such a matrix would be primarily a separation anxiety which seeks assuagement in its primordial maternal container.
The normal way parents get their children to love them is to terrorize them, to say to them in effect: "Because I am not dropping you, because I am not killing you, this shows that I love you, and therefore you should come for the assuagement of your terror to the person who is generating the terror you are seeking to have assuaged.
In a world of limited time and imperfect information, it is likely that state representatives look for certain cues regarding which blocs are the most in need of assuagement.
24) Biting the lip, touching the nose or the back of the neck, jiggling a foot or leg, tugging at ears, or wringing hands often are misunderstood as evincing mendacity when, in fact, these merely reflect the assuagement of tension or nervousness.
What Liang Ching shows is that before the awareness of a communal past can deliver the assuagement of a shared burden of sorrow, there is the loneliness attendant upon loss to be reckoned with.
But you can aim at ever more justification, the assuagement of more doubt" (p.
34) For us, however, the most important point is the most obvious one: though officially suppressed in the calendar in the Elizabethan Prayer Book, All Souls' Day was still remembered as the day when the dead communicate with the living--a day given over to remembrance of the dead and the assuagement of their grief.
The Quaker woman's presence suddenly transforms the text from an accusatory narrative of class conflict to a conciliatory narrative of class assuagement that involves a displacement of working-class reality nearly as great as that of "A Night Under Ground.
The span between the doing of the damages and the application of the claimed assuagement is too vague.