PALLIATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PALLIATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  lessen violence of disease; moderate intensity; gloss over with excuses
Classic Sentence:
1  Cora remained silent, for she knew not how to palliate this imprudent severity on the part of her father in a manner to suit the comprehension of an Indian.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
2  She could neither wonder nor condemn, but the belief of his self-conquest brought nothing consolatory to her bosom, afforded no palliation of her distress.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 46
3  He was anxious, while vindicating himself, to say nothing unkind of the others: but there was only one amongst them whose conduct he could mention without some necessity of defence or palliation.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
4  I have prescribed him centaury and St. John's wort, ordered him to eat carrots, given him soda; but all that's merely palliative measures; we want some more decided treatment.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence:
1  I know it, and I don't wish to palliate them, I assure you.
2  Not content merely to palliate the patient's sores and cankers, the researcher sought a means of wiping out the disease.