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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- The action of quieting; The state of being quieted

Usage examples (10)
  • The accusation he had introduced from the prophets, but the allayment he makes come from himself.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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... for more
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