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 Meanings and Examples of REMISSION
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remission
 n.  temporary moderation of disease symptoms; cancellation of a debt; lessening of intensity or degree
Classic Sentence:
1  Grandmother went on talking in her polite Virginia way, not admitting their stark need or her own remissness, until Jake arrived with the hamper, as if in direct answer to Mrs. Shimerda's reproaches.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: X
2  While he spoke, however, the young soldier seized his rifle, and advancing toward the front, prepared to atone for his venial remissness, by freely exposing his life in defense of those he attended.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
3  Sometimes I thought that the fiend followed me and might expedite my remissness by murdering my companion.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
4  That he might not be remiss in his part of the engagement, he resolved to wait full two hours, on this third and last night.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI
5  "You have been very remiss in not coming to me sooner," said he, severely.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
6  He prayed that if any man there had been remiss toward the stranger come to a far country, God would forgive him and soften his heart.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XVI
Example Sentence:
1  Brain scans have confirmed that the disease is in remission.
2  The patient has been in remission for the past six months.
3  The symptoms reappeared after only a short remission.
4  The chemotherapy was successful, and she is now in remission.
5  In Feb, I'll have been in remission from the main cancer for 17 years.
6  As America's children acquire more and more behavior problems, the schools remain remiss in doing anything about it except typical punishment.