abate

Definition: To lessen; to reduce in severity

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The World's Great Sermons, V10 - By Grenville Kleiser
...Think of that love--love which desertion could not abate--love which ingratitude could not abate--which treachery could not abate--love which death could not destroy--love which, for creatures hateful and hating one another, stooped to incarnation, and suffered want, and embraced death, and shrank not even from the loathesomeness and from the humiliation of burial; and then, with brimming eye, and heart that is full of wonder : " Why such love to me ? "...
A Library of Famous Fiction - By Harriet Beecher Stowe
...That which was our present comfort, and all the comfort we had, was that, contrary to our expectation, the ship did not break yet, and that the master said the wind began to abate ....
The Nabob - By Alphonse Daudet, William Peterfield Trent
...Years of pain followed, which could not abate the spirits or disturb the geniality of the sufferer, but did somewhat abate the power and disturb the serenity of his work ....
Moore Rental - By Edward Moore, Thomas Heywood
...The old rent for this house was two pounds eight shillings; and God blessing him in the world, he had a great desire to lessen his rent, and he gave me twenty pounds in ready money fine to abate the rent but twenty shillings, which was twenty years value for three lives ....
The count of Monte-Cristo - By Alexandre Dumas
...Joannes remained a short time listening whether the storm seemed to abate in its fury, but a brief space of time sufficed to assure him that, far from diminishing, the violence of the rain and thunder momentarily increased; resigning himself, therefore, to what seemed inevitable, he bade his host good-night, and mounted to his sleeping apartment ....
Mansfield Park - By Jane Austen, R. Brimley Johnson
...For the purity of her intentions she could answer; and she was willing to hope, secondly, that her uncle 's displeasure was abating, and would abate farther as he considered the matter with more impartiality, and felt, as a good man must feel, how wretched, and how unpardonable, how hopeless, and how wicked it was, to marry without affection ....
Gulliver's Travels - By Jonathan Swift, Ernest Bernbaum
...country or their prince; some to poisoning, more to the perverting of justice in order to destroy the innocent : I hope I may be pardoned if these discoveries inclined me a little to abate of that profound veneration which I am naturally apt to pay to persons of high rank, who ought to be treated with the utmost respect due to their sublime dignity, by us their inferiors ....
The Scarlet Letter - By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Joseph Hatton
...Although, by a seemingly careless arrangement of his heterogeneous garb, he had endeavored to conceal or abate the peculiarity, it was sufficiently evident to Hester Prynne, that one of this man 's shoulders rose higher than the other ....
A Tale of Two Cities - By Charles Dickens, Edward Chauncey Baldwin
...It was not for his friend to abate that confidence ....
Oliver Twist - By Charles Dickens, W S Stacey, Bibliomania.com Ltd, George Cruikshank
...Now, as the stern and plain truth, even in the dress of this--in novels--much exalted race, was a part of the purpose of this book, I will not, for these readers, abate one hole in the Dodger 's coat, or one scrap of curl-paper in the girl 's dishevelled hair ....
The Last of the Mohicans - By James Fenimore Cooper
...iigh to abate his speed; " I trust you are no messenger of evil tidings . " "...
Hard Times - By Charles Dickens
...It was not the touch he needed most at such a moment--the touch that could calm the wild waters of his soul, as the uplifted hand of the sublimest love and patience could abate the raging of the sea--yet it was a woman 's hand too ....
Pilgrim's Progress - By John Bunyan, Izaak Walton, Frank Cheyne Pape
...And it is to be noted that in the sharpest of his extreme fits he would often say, `` Lord, abate my great affliction, or increase my pa-tience : but Lord, I repine not; I am dumb, Lord, before thee, -RRB- i \/ because thou doest it . "...
The Paris of the Novelists - By Arthur Bartlett Maurice
...like, which has never abated, and which never will abate ....
The Return of the Native - By Thomas Hardy, John William Cunliffe
...The scarlet of her lips had not had time to abate, and just now it appeared still more intense by the absence of the neighboring and more transient color of her cheek ....