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Sample sentences for the GRE study word assuage

assuage can be used as a verb

1.I cannot deny that I grieved for his grief, whatever that was, and would have given much to assuage it. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2."Food, however, became scarce, and I often spent the whole day searching in vain for a few acorns to assuage the pangs of hunger. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
3.As he stood by the desolate fire, he felt that the only one thing which could assuage his grief would be thorough and complete retribution, brought by his own hand upon his enemies. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
4.Save wine and women, nothing might assuage His high intent in arms and labour, So was he full of leonine courage. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
5.In short, I am doing what I can, I suffer with the same universal suffering, and I try to assuage it, I possess only the puny forces of a man, and I cry to all "Help me. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.In fact, he carried me not unwillingly I must avow by storm, and made haste to secure the fortress at once, so that I had a very quick fuck, that did not assuage the fire he had raised within me. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous
7.And you will only be able to assuage your sorrows and lost liberty by means of tearful complaints and sighing and lamentation among yourselves for those who will bind you will not understand you, nor will you understand them. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
8.Abner stole a furtive glance at his companion in misery, and the dolor of Ross's countenance somewhat assuaged his anguish. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
9.What Tuppence had expected she hardly knew, but the sight of its red brick stolidity slightly assuaged the growing and entirely unreasonable uneasiness that possessed her. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
10.This death-like quiet lasted some minutes, and, to a certain extent, assuaged the violence of the pain I put poor Mary to. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous

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