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to make less severe or more bearable

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(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.
The PCC conducts a review of mergers and acquisitions to ensure such would not lessen competition in the market and harm consumer interest.
In partnership with the Department of Tourism and supported by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Juan Effect aims to inspire travelers to change at least one habit to lessen environmental impact in frequently visited local destinations.
The Question: Does the pertussis vaccine lessen the severity of the illness even when it doesn't prevent it?
ADB investments will help lessen the country's dependence on commodity exports, reduce inequalities and lessen vulnerabilities associated with climate change.