(of charity I would have called it), which seems to have some show of merit, and that is, where, from a principle of benevolence and Christian love, we bestow on another what we really want ourselves; where, in order to lessen
the distresses of another, we condescend to share some part of them, by giving what even our own necessities cannot well spare.
Anne's good-will, however, was not to be lessened
by what she heard.
The only means of defence against him on which I could at all rely to lessen
the risk, presented themselves, after a little careful thinking, clearly enough.
Moreover, each species on the confines of its range, where it exists in lessened
numbers, will, during fluctuations in the number of its enemies or of its prey, or in the seasons, be extremely liable to utter extermination; and thus its geographical range will come to be still more sharply defined.
His manner was--what man's is not?--so much that of one who would love and cherish and defend her under any conditions, changes, charges, or revelations, that her gloom lessened
as she basked in it.
"Several changes of day and night passed, and the orb of night had greatly lessened, when I began to distinguish my sensations from each other.
"The moon had disappeared from the night, and again, with a lessened form, showed itself, while I still remained in the forest.
It thanked the Princess most heartily for her goodness, and said that its sufferings had already been greatly lessened
The green light, strangely enough, did not seem lessened
by the surrounding starlight, but had a clearer effect and a deeper green.
On the 4th, however, the sea became more calm, and the storm lessened
its violence; the wind veered southward, and was once more favourable.
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