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Definition of "allayment" []

  • Something that allays; mitigation (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "allayment" in a sentence
  • "When they wearied of the sport, she would approach their servants, perhaps thirty in number, and fight a duel with each of these; and even thus found no allayment of her craving."
  • "MY DEAREST LITTLE BARBARA, — I am sending you a few grapes, which are good for a convalescent person, and strongly recommended by doctors for the allayment of fever."
  • "The capricious course which he at all times pursued respecting diet, -- his long fastings, his expedients for the allayment of hunger, his occasional excesses in the most unwholesome food, and, during the latter part of his residence in"
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