v. ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease
Jilted by Jane, Dick tried to assuage his heartache by indulging in ice cream.
Sentence in Classic:
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.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I come to you, most worthy Constantine Thedorovitch, for instruction, and again for instruction, and beg of you to assuage my thirst with an exposition of the truth as it is.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Her tongue was furred and her throat parched as if flames had scorched it and no amount of water could assuage her thirst.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Anne, attending with all the strength and zeal, and thought, which instinct supplied, to Henrietta, still tried, at intervals, to suggest comfort to the others, tried to quiet Mary, to animate Charles, to assuage the feelings of Captain Wentworth.
In his lofty citadel Aeolus sits sceptred, assuages their temper and soothes their rage; else would they carry with them seas and lands, and the depth of heaven, and sweep them through space in their flying course.
Now, these persistent assuagements of his misery, and lightenings of his load, had by this time begun to have the effect of making Mr.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context